Originally Posted by tkeithlu
One problem. You may need to get the old lubricant out of the bearings before you put the new in. If the situation is no lubricant, just add it, if the problem is that old lubricant is jamming the works, you may need to start over.
I don't think that these furlers have "real" bearings like Profurl, Harken
et al have. IIRC, it incorporates an integral halyard
, no top swivel or bottom bearings between foil and wire and is a totally different design from the "standard" types.
I suspect that the disk the OP mentions is between the drum and a stop clamped on to the stay that supports the weight of the foil and sail... a simple thrust bearing. Quite possibly it is made of some slippery plastic like teflon or polyethylene and not meant to be lubricated... but that is a guess, not knowledge.