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Author:  charterclub [ Sun May 16, 2010 8:29 am ]
Post subject:  can this comptip be fixed???

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i am pretty sure i know the answer to this but i am just looking for someone elses opinion. thank you!

Author:  sailblueseas [ Sun May 16, 2010 8:43 am ]
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good luck

Author:  mmiller [ Sun May 16, 2010 8:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: can this comptip be fixed???

The old adage in fiberglass repair says that "anything" can be fixed... its a formula of cost over weight. So, I suppose it could be "mended" but trying to keep the weight off would be really tough... and that is just more time / cost. I'd say... not worth it or the risk of not doing it right, because a failure can end up stranding or hurting someone. I would bet repair labor could be more costly than the replacement cost anyway.

Author:  TexKat [ Mon May 17, 2010 7:06 am ]
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Just curious on how such a break happened??? Lordy that is nasty!

Author:  charterclub [ Mon May 17, 2010 1:39 pm ]
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"Just curious on how such a break happened??? Lordy that is nasty!"


We had a guy here who would try to repair the luff track by snapping them on instead of doing it the proper way. I hear he broke about 2 of them every time he tried to repair one but that is not a problem anymore.

Author:  mmiller [ Mon May 17, 2010 5:11 pm ]
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On all but the newer Getaway track (thicker)... that is how they go on... "snap". Only the Getaway has to tap on from the top.

That wouldn't break a mast though.

Author:  IndyWave [ Tue May 18, 2010 4:22 am ]
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I had the opportunity to replace a luff track on a Wave at my timeshare in Florida this February. At first it was being uncooperative, until I took the comptip and replacement track into the hot tub with me. The heat softened it up and water helped lubricate it. It snapped in easily!

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