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Telefonica 11-02-2013 04:24 PM

New Owner Question: Removing the Main Sail
 
This is a pretty basic question, but I'm fairly new.

I'd like to take the main sail off the boat for winter; however, I can't understand how to get the sail lugs out of the mast guide. All the searching I've done tells me that there should be gap in the guide for the lugs to come out, but I can't find it.

FYI - it's a 1978 Irwin Citation 30'.

Here's a pic where the guide meets the boom.

http://i.imgur.com/HUw2nNc.jpg



Thanks.

jppp 11-02-2013 04:33 PM

Re: New Owner Question: Removing the Main Sail
 
There is most likely a spot up the mast about 6" up from the boom that depresses inward to allow the slugs to slide out/off.

Telefonica 11-02-2013 05:10 PM

Re: New Owner Question: Removing the Main Sail
 
Ah! Found it, thanks! It was hidden by the folds of the sail.

Thanks!

Seaduction 11-02-2013 06:05 PM

Re: New Owner Question: Removing the Main Sail
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Telefonica (Post 1113819)
Ah! Found it, thanks! It was hidden by the folds of the sail.

Thanks!

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

jppp 11-02-2013 08:54 PM

Re: New Owner Question: Removing the Main Sail
 
that's what she said. Sorry.
Remember, when reinstalling the main start with the head and have someone feed the slugs as you hoist.

deniseO30 11-03-2013 08:21 AM

Re: New Owner Question: Removing the Main Sail
 
I never fed slugs.. we used to put salt on them and watch them melt and die a horrible death! .. Oh sail slugs! heehee.. glad you found the slot.

jppp 11-03-2013 12:45 PM

Re: New Owner Question: Removing the Main Sail
 
I'm calling PETA.

Seaduction 11-03-2013 04:46 PM

Re: New Owner Question: Removing the Main Sail
 
Telefonica, I suggest you ignore the posts from here on.


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