Mast Track

Mast Track

Postby ScottBBrown » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:43 am

I have a F28 CK standard boom fixed keel boat. The mast track is a T shaped track, I assume it is a standard item. I see a lot of posts about going to the Tides strong track.
Is anyone still using the T track. Mines seems to be hard to raise and lower. I'm thinking about replacing the sails, but the strong track almost doubles the cost.
Thoughts and opinions?
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Re: Mast Track

Postby CrazyRU » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:21 pm

Do you mean you have T track or T shaped slides with the track being square tube with a slot? I have f28 CK and my track is square. The slugs are T shaped. I do apply teflon dry spray grease couple times over a season. (Sailcote is expensive version of Teflon grease from west marine. The same grease from Loves costs half less) With the grease, I can bring sails all the way up by hands and I use a winch just for a few final turns.
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Re: Mast Track

Postby wcwcwc » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:56 am

Hi Ed:
You might try an impact driver assuming that you don't find a nut underneath. A hand held drive you hit with a hammer is effective (sometimes) and inexpensive. You will need a bit that really fits the screw head.
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Re: Mast Track

Postby ScottBBrown » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:57 pm

This is what my sail slugs look like. A small shackle attaches around the bolt rope and passes through the raise "hoop" portion of this.
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