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Hello, I am in the midst of completing a full refit of my Starwind22 and I need some sanity saving advice. The Starwind22 has a "pop-top" feature much like a VW campervan. The unit that pops up has two peices that slide in on themselves to allow even more headroom. The issue is with the teak rails that the plastic slides along. When you slide open the top it makes the most horrendous chalkboard scratching sound that can be heard in the next marina.

Is there something I can lube inside the rails without harming the teak?
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McLube Sailcote... Stuff works wonders...

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Sailcote is great. If that doesn't work, try rubbing candle wax on it.
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bee's wax and linseed oil combo won't harm the teak wood work... This is an old fashion furnisher polish.
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I had a starwind 223 back around 1986 Really liked the boat. Had a nice bit of sail area and easy to handle. If memory serarves me the companionway top slides into a trunk which is hinged and then can be pushed up. The companionway top slides on two teak rails.

I think sailcote is a good suggestion. But is the noise comming from the teak or inside the trunk?
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Linseed oil is far more likely to collect dirt than McLube SailCoat is. Sailcoat is also, by far, the simplest to apply...aim and spray...

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I had a starwind 223 back around 1986 Really liked the boat. Had a nice bit of sail area and easy to handle. If memory serarves me the companionway top slides into a trunk which is hinged and then can be pushed up. The companionway top slides on two teak rails.

I think sailcote is a good suggestion. But is the noise comming from the teak or inside the trunk?
Yes...you are exactly right about the Starwind setup. As to the actual cause of the noise...it is certainly the plastic/teak rubbing. I have the assembly off the boat and makes no noise when companionway slides into the trunk. I have McLube and will give it a shot. Thanks for the tips.
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sailcote is a good suggestion I had a 82 Starwind 22, loved the boat all except the cable singing on the swing keel.
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