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Old 12-06-2013, 11:26   #1
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Servicing Selden In-Mast Furlers?

My present boat is my first with in-mast furling. In fact, it's the first time I ever even used the system. I just had my mast out over the winter for a complete rerig, and the riggers were supposed to "service" all the furriers, especially the in-mast furler.

They didn't. And the mast is already back up. Now I'm trying to figure out how bad it is.

What service do they require, and how often? I would have thought that they are like winches -- you need to take them apart, wash everything, inspect everything, pack with new grease, and carefully put back together. As my furler is 12 years old, I think it's high time.

The riggers say they don't know what to do with it other than squirt some grease in the grease holes, and send it back to Selden in case is fails. How can this be?

As always I will be grateful for any advice.

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Old 12-06-2013, 15:10   #2
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Found this manual in a Bing search...,

Periodic Maintenance
Maintenance should be undertaken at least once a year. All bearings should be greased with GREASE (Part No. 312-501), a tube of which is delivered with the mast. Read the following instructions and Fig. 13: l.
When greasing bearings and gears, do not over-grease. A thin coating of evenly applied grease is sufficient.
The bearing has a lubrication hole  marked ”GREASE” where the grease should be injected. Access through the sail slot.
Lubricate the swivel by injecting grease into the gaps&in the ring. This is best done through the upper access hole.
Remove the upper, oval plastic plug.
Lift the rubber boot and grease the upper shaft bearing.
Remove the lower oval plastic plug 11 on a level with the Reefing winch. Grease the bevel gearsand ball-bearings&.
All grease points are shown in Fig. 13:1.
Complete Service
It is a good idea after some years use to dismantle the gear for thorough cleaning and re-greasing. The in-mast fur- ling mast is built so that servicing will be easy even after protracted use. Stainless steel thread inserts for all screw fastenings ensure that corrosion is eliminated.
Removal of the in-mast furling mast gear from the mast
1. Lay the mast horizontally on trestles.
2. Relieve tension on the Luff Extrusion by slackening the Tensioning Screw. (The Tensioning Screw is descri- bed on page 4).
3. Remove the upper plastic plug. Detach the Luff Extrusion from the furling Gear through the Grease Hole. The lower split pin and clevis pinare removed.
4. Remove the furling Gear from the mast by undoing the eight holding screws and taking it away from the mast. (The furling Gear can be removed even when the mast is stepped).
5. Remove the headbox by undoing the nuts on top. The box can then be lifted off. Detach the Top Swivel from the head box.
6. The luff section and the Halyard Swivel can now be pulled out of the mast.

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Old 12-06-2013, 16:28   #3
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Re: Servicing Selden In-Mast Furlers?

Selden recommends yearly greasing.

Selden owners manuals are online, and they all include maintenance instructions.

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Re: Servicing Selden In-Mast Furlers?

My boat is a Jeanneau 42ds 2010 and it is time to do a maintenance at the main sail winch (selden furling) but I can't find the recommend lub here in Brazil.

Do you could give me some alternatives ( global brands eg) ?

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