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"One of my problems is that the sail slugs along the luff, and the one at the clew offer a huge amount of resistance themselves, they kind skitter their way up - it's like trying to torque a bolt with a bunch of crap on the threads, the torque wrench will be clicking well before the bolt is where it needs to be, I need some low friction type of slides."
Clean out the mast/boom tracks, and then either 'rub on' some paraffin candle wax or a dry sail track lube such as McLube, etc. Putting a small carved 'pencil' of paraffin between the two topmost slugs will help insure that the track gets 'lubed' every time you raise/lower the sail.