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Sail Slugs comming out of the slot
The sail Slugs have always seemed a little loose on my Lugger Voyager and would get twisted sometimes and stick a bit and occationally pull right out of the slot. They are 5/8" slugs so I tried using some 3/4 " ones I had from an old boat but these were too big to fit in the slot. I started lubricating them last year which helped but a month ago I was out in a pretty significant wind (35knts+) and a couple of slugs pulled out of the slot and then the rest either pulled out or most just snapped off. Well I figured maybe they were a little worn so ordered new 5/8" slugs and replaced them all. Unfortunately they still are loose and would occationaly come out. Today I was out in a 20-25 knt wind and again all the slugs pulled out. The problem seems to be that 5/8" is too small and 3/4" is too big yet I haven't been able to find anything in between. Can anyone tell me where I could find something in between or another way of addressing this problem.