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 Post subject: Mast track
PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 6:34 am 
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Hi All

I recently built a 20 year old 17 for a customer that had never rigged the boat or sailed it. Sad I know but this is how it is here in Kuwait. The mast was already assembled but after stepping I was going through rigging. Two questions:
1. The main halyard I have passed back down the mast track is that right or should I mouse internally?
2. The sail gets stack at each join in the mast. Why is this. I don't want to grind away but the only way to hoist the sail is by capsizing and that is plain annoying. I had a goo look at the tracks and they sort of don't line up.

Any ideas much appreciated


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 Post subject: Re: Mast track
PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 8:18 am 
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Fair the track connections to allow the sail to pass freely.

Pass the halyard down inside the luff track then out the bottom mast base center sheave.

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 Post subject: Re: Mast track
PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 9:14 am 
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Ecosset4 wrote:
1. The main halyard I have passed back down the mast track is that right or should I mouse internally?


It is not entirely clear from your question how you routed the halyard, but I think you did it right. The halyard should be passed back down the mast inside the mast track and fed out of the sheave at the base of the mast. Hobie considers this to be routed "internally." The halyard does not actually go inside the main body of the mast (because the mast is intended to be sealed air tight so that it floats), but the halyard should be inside the mast track.

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 Post subject: Re: Mast track
PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 10:23 am 
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Yes, in the track... edited.

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 Post subject: Re: Mast track
PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 1:40 am 
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Thanks Chaps. I am used to smaller and thinner masts that have internal routing and are a mother @#!@er to mouse! I think it is right. Will tend to the track with some gentle fiddling to ensure the sail passes the joints smoothly.

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