My swivel's bearings are so 'loose' that the outer housing changes its angle to the inner part and then it binds. It will no longer unfurl as the tension on the swivel causes it to pull at an angle (which is what flogged the bearings out in the first place). I've received the new part, I just need some pointers as to the sequence of dissassembly and assembly. I've removed the sail, the swivel is down on deck
level, it turns freely as long as there is no 'sideways/diagonal' tension on the swivel. I am afraid its game
over for this swivel, I am getting my cat ready for a Pacific crossing next year. Currently in Costa Rica
(which is a real pain in the butt for the shipment of parts).