Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Oak Harbor, WA
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Water Heater and Mast Track Question
I want to thank everyone (especially SailingDog and Cruising Dad) for thier advise and encouragement over the past year. After a year long deployment My wife and I relaunched our 36 foot sloop this weekend and everything went well! The engine started right up and she cleaned up nicely. I painted the bottom (I opted to paint the whole she-bang rather than simply spot paint the bad spots) and had the top part of the hull buffed and clear coated. CIRRUS looks like a new boat! Like I said, I truly apreaciate the advise and warm wishes.
Now I have two questions:
1. Can someone remind me of the best way to clean and lubricate the sail track on the mast? I'll be bending on the mainsail and re-mounting the mast top fittings next trip down and I'd appreciate some pointers. The lubricating part seams pretty straght forward, just spray the lube into the mast track as I get hoisted up, but the cleaning part I kind of question....
2. Secondly, it appears I'm going to have to replace our water heater. Other than form, fit and function compatability, what pitfalls ought I watch out for?