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The cover plate for the track slot is missing. It covers the cutout and is fixed in place with a thumbscrew. You may be able to obtain a replacement at Rig Rite which still has access to parts for the spars used on the First Series. However, the lower most slug serves only modest purpose and can be held in place with a lacing. Essentially a line run from the tack cringle to and through the first track slide cringle, through the track slide loop, back through the slide cringle and then up and secured at the second track slide cringle. When the sail is at full hoist, the lacing is tight and holds the luff to the track. When reefed, the lacing is slack and allows the reefing cringle to be pulled down and placed over the reef hook. With this, the cover plate on the track slot is unnecessary. (Frankly, I suspect the previous owner would simply pull the pin, drop the first track slide below it, and reinsert the pin when reefing as it would be easy enough to reinsert the slide when shaking out the reef.)

In re: single line reefing, it looks better than it works and the line tends to chafe at the luff reef cringle. Several of our friends have tried and discarded the method.

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One suggestion on the gauges.

A good idea is to orient the gauges so that the needles, in their normal operating position are pointing straight up or nearly so. This makes it really easy to look at the panel quickly and see if anything is out of range or not, since you don't even have to read the gauge to know if something is off.
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The wiring diagram on the previous page is a bit misleading, but the indicators I bought have both red and white background lights. I wired them up over a realy in such a matter so that if the oil pressure or charging voltage drops, or water cooling temperature increases to a dangerous level, the relevant indicator will change its colour from white to red. But thanks for the input
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