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#21 Zozza

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 04:48 PM

Change to junk rig.


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Posted 07 December 2019 - 04:51 PM

Change to junk rig.

Yup, if you want to go slow, look stupid and have average windward performance. 

 

I'm sure Greg Elliot would love to see a 10.6m junk rigged Elliott too, he would be so proud.


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#23 BOIGuy

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 05:11 PM

Silicone 808 from CRC worked for me, spray mast track and slides.
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Posted 07 December 2019 - 07:19 PM

Any silicone residue end up on deck?

I recall someone saying NO silicone lube within 50m of boat.

Yeah, know about fisheyes etc.

Know about slipping on deck at inopportune moment too.


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#25 Zozza

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 07:29 PM

Yup, if you want to go slow, look stupid and have average windward performance. 

 

I'm sure Greg Elliot would love to see a 10.6m junk rigged Elliott too, he would be so proud.

 

I'm too stupid for words then.  


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#26 L00seM00se

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 02:52 PM

Dry Glide is the stuff. I give the slide track a good spray before each season. And making sure the shelves are good. My main used to be a pig to raise. Sorting this made it 90% better.
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#27 BOIGuy

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 07:23 PM

Any silicone residue end up on deck?

I recall someone saying NO silicone lube within 50m of boat.

Yeah, know about fisheyes etc.

Know about slipping on deck at inopportune moment too.

Didn't spray it on the deck, probably makes it nice and shiny, but i'll leave that up to someone else to try if you can find someone that stupid. Meanwhile it works bloody brilliant on sail slides and tracks.


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#28 lateral

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 07:45 PM

From that I gather it doesn't migrate to deck.

And if I get fisheyes next time I paint deck I 'll know you were wrong.

Funny thing gravity.


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#29 BOIGuy

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 08:36 PM

I actually did my mast while it was lying down on the hard (not attached to boat!), but I would and have sprayed the slides and lower track on the boat. The effect is magic. You can put a little tube on the spray nozzle which helps direct it but I don't think its essential.


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#30 lateral

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 07:02 AM

Makes sense.

My last meter has to be winched.

Also may be good for sheave &  main outhaul car on boom.

Can't get foot tension loaded. Annoying!


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