Plastic mast track removal?? - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 07-29-2013
TIKI TIME's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 29
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
TIKI TIME is on a distinguished road
Plastic mast track removal??

I own a 1986 C&C 33. There is a plastic track that is installed in the original slug track on the mast. The track starts a few feet above the boom and there was a slug stop screwed into the mast at that point but I can't reef the sail with it screwed in. It is becoming quit a pain to have to use a screw driver, unscrew the stop and not lose everything every time I reef. And I have to re-install it before I drop the main or the slugs just spill out. I have searched the internet looking for what ever this track might be in the hope I could order a few feet and install it all the way down to the mast. Or, I am guessing I can somehow remove the plastic track and then go back to the original size sail slugs but I have no experience with this and was wondering if anyone on this forum has had to do this. Or at least knows of someone who has and hopefully offer a few words of wisdom.

Thanks on advance
__________________
C&C 33 MKII
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 07-29-2013
CaptainForce's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: living aboard since 1972
Posts: 1,697
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 9
CaptainForce will become famous soon enough
Re: Plastic mast track removal??

I understand your situation and have dealt with the same issue. I have used a quick release pin with a small line secured to a ring on the end to a fixed point so I can't drop and lose it. Simply drill out the present screw to a diameter that accepts the SS pin. Pull the pin to allow the desired number of slugs to pass and then reinset the pin. Someone might have a better idea, but this has worked for me.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Take Care and Joy, Aythya Crew
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 07-30-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Norway
Posts: 627
Thanks: 4
Thanked 47 Times in 43 Posts
Rep Power: 8
knuterikt is on a distinguished road
Re: Plastic mast track removal??

Quote:
Originally Posted by TIKI TIME View Post
I own a 1986 C&C 33. There is a plastic track that is installed in the original slug track on the mast. The track starts a few feet above the boom and there was a slug stop screwed into the mast at that point but I can't reef the sail with it screwed in. It is becoming quit a pain to have to use a screw driver, unscrew the stop and not lose everything every time I reef. And I have to re-install it before I drop the main or the slugs just spill out. I have searched the internet looking for what ever this track might be in the hope I could order a few feet and install it all the way down to the mast. Or, I am guessing I can somehow remove the plastic track and then go back to the original size sail slugs but I have no experience with this and was wondering if anyone on this forum has had to do this. Or at least knows of someone who has and hopefully offer a few words of wisdom.

Thanks on advance
Some pictures might help others see what you have today.
Sounds like a strange setup.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 07-30-2013
overbored's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Dana Point, Ca
Posts: 940
Thanks: 1
Thanked 35 Times in 35 Posts
Rep Power: 4
overbored is on a distinguished road
Re: Plastic mast track removal??

most likely this one
https://www.tidesmarine.com/?page_id=61
__________________
"FULL TILT" SOVEREL 33
"GOLD RUSH" PRINDLE 16
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 07-30-2013
TIKI TIME's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 29
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
TIKI TIME is on a distinguished road
Re: Plastic mast track removal??

I will take some pics when I go to the boat this weekend. but its not like the one shown in the link. I have done extensive research on this using the internet and have not been able to find anything like it.
__________________
C&C 33 MKII
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
lubing mast track Barquito Gear & Maintenance 9 09-14-2012 07:13 PM
Tape under mast track to separate stainless from aluminum mast preservedkillick Gear & Maintenance 1 05-12-2012 01:37 PM
Radar on the Mast Track?? Bene505 Gear & Maintenance 9 12-19-2008 12:57 PM
Head sail plastic "track" replacement zz4gta Gear & Maintenance 19 11-07-2007 01:46 PM
Mast Track Issues Sue & Larry Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 06-03-2002 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:37 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012