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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:51 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:28 pm 
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I found using a scotch brite pad doubled over or more if needed, cleans out the sail track really well, then spray inside with a dry silicone spray like Sailkote, 3m or others.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:57 pm 
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Tim H16 wrote:
By the 2000's, Hobie replaced the clew and tack plates with grommets. Also the luff and foot bolt ropes are now two separate ropes instead of one continuous bolt rope.

Two years ago (on my 1987 sail) the tack plate etc. looked like yours, so I replaced the tack plates and separated the bolt rope into two separate ropes.

The tack plates and luff rope at the gooseneck should have no effect on how far you can pull the main sail up the mast. Also make sure your outhaul is not too tight.

I would also recommend following A1cnc's advise about trying to pull the main sail up when the mast is horizontal to find out where it is binding.



Thanks Tim! Any chance you could send me a photograph, or instructions, on how to separate the bolt rope? We're looking to do that next.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:43 am 
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dunebugmi, the bolt ropes stop about 1" from the tack plates. Sorry for the delay, we have been having T-storms everyday in the Tampa and I wasn't able to get to the boat's storage yard.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:07 am 
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BTW it's hard to tell in the pic, but if the plastic caps on your gooseneck slider are worn down they are easily replaced.

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