P&B Tip of The Week – Time to Check Your Furler !!…..

You probably know that Harken guarantee their products for 5 years….  Well, according to P&B they do that except for ….. Flying Fifteen Furlers….  So straight off, you can guess why….

You can extend the smooth running life of your furler quite considerably by overhauling the ball bearings. Inside you will find 45 ball bearings – dig them out, don’t lose them (!), give them a clean and get some Harken silicon lube on them – and get the whole lot back together again….

The bearings can go a bit “lumpy” over time, says Alan… You can buy replacement bearing kits from the P&B chandlery.  The bearings come in two types – ‘normal load’ and ‘high load’ ….  An FF needs the “high load” type, so be sure you get the right one.

P&B Flying Fifteens

 

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