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post #5 of Old 09-13-2012
eherlihy
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Re: lubing mast track

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I had some old track slides. I took 2 of them, and connected them with a 1" bar of aluminum. I then fit a piece of the really coarse (red) scotch-brite pad between them. Then, I taped an old hinge to the top of a can of McLube Sailcoat, so that when I pushed the hinge, it activates the sprayer. Finally, I taped the can of McLube to the 1" aluminum bar.

I attach a halyard to the top track slide, and a line to the bottom and feed the whole contraption into the track. I also have another line attached to the hinge, so that I can use the spray can remotely.

I pull the thing up and down the track a few times, so that the scotch brite can do it's thing, then, starting at the top, I pull the whole mess down the track while activating the sprayer.

Works like a champ!
Here are two pics;


From the side, you can see the inventive use of Duct tape.


I connect a halyard and downhaul onto that loop of string, and a piece of fishing line onto the hinge.

From the top;

My two posts edited into one.
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