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Old 05-10-2013, 12:05   #1
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grease type for furlex roller fuller

need to grease my Furlex system, what type of grease should I use in a my furlex roller fuller, all I found in the manual was to use grease supplied in kit. do not have the kit due to bought boat used.
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:40   #2
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Re: grease type for furlex roller fuller

dear boeing1 , any waterproof grease will be ok just don't put so much otherwise with the heat will start dripping and make dirty your deck
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:51   #3
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Re: grease type for furlex roller fuller

FWIW,

We have an old style Furlex on our genoa. The manual says to grease it with their proprietary grease as noted above, but it fails to indicate how much to use. So, for years I was under lubing my unit, and eventually it began to seize up. First I squirted heaps of degreaser through the bearings, making a great mess on the deck. I then put a Zerk fitting into the access hole for the internal main bearing and forced a LOT of generic marine grease into it. Voila! it worked again! A couple of years later I had the mast out for some rehab and a local rigger helped by disassembling the lower unit. We found a lot of non-spherical s/s balls in the races. Replacing these made it even better!

All in all, I think that it is a lousy design, but then, this one is 23 years old and has done over 100K miles, so I guess I should just shut up and maintain it!

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Re: grease type for furlex roller fuller

you are absolutely right that it is a lousy design . this year i dismantled 2 facnor model 200
imagine that the inner 4 circlips where mild steel instead of stainless steel and the aluminium was corroded so much that left just 3mm instead of 6.the bearing you mention is a thrust bearing and facnor manufactures specific dimensions that there are not in market plus the seals.

so if you maintain your furling system every 4 to 5 years will be the best
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:23   #5
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Re: grease type for furlex roller fuller

I plan on using a light coat of Lewmar calcium sulphonate grease that I use on my winches, or would it be better to spray T9
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Re: grease type for furlex roller fuller

Anyone who services winches used in salt water knows the Lewmar stuff is crap. I'd use the teflon based Super Lube.
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thanks, I will get some super lube
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