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Old 01-11-2013
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Frozen Sail Slide

Pearson 32 with Kenyon aluminum boom has aft-most sail slug of bronze.
It will not move or come off. I had to cut the canvas strap to take off the mainsail and get it patched. Now trying to get that old slug off, I've tried:
  1. Rubber mallet
  2. Claw hammer
  3. hammer with screwdriver
  4. Liquid Wrench
  5. WD-40
  6. PB Blaster (type of penetrant)
  7. Heat gun
  8. Razor blade to ensure edges are free of gunk

Nothing has moved the slug. Today's effort with another sailor was 1,000 hammer taps of varying force from all 5 directions (cannot hammer from the bottom of the boom) after applying PB blaster and waiting for various time intervals.

Welcome suggestions from Those More Experienced, and Thanks!
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