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furler maintenance

I have a furler that has the jib removed to rerig as it needs a pennant, and the po had the furl/unfurl setup backwards. With sail down, any routine maintenance I should perform on the track/roller? Or any other bits that could stand an inspection?


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You may get a quicker response if you ID your furler so that those with experience can chime in. You can also go to the mfg. website and download a users manual that would include routine maintenance.

Harken/McLube's Sailcote is a great product to "lube" the moving parts & track.

More info on the PO's setting up the furler "backwards" would be helpful as well.
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The maintenance is going to vary depending on the specific furler. For instance, Furlex has unsealed bearings that need to be greased on a regular basis; profurl uses sealed bearings IIRC, so no bearing maintenance is possible; some others use synthetic bearings that only need be rinsed with fresh water occasionally.

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