Moving genoa track from teak rail to deck - 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? 


Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By SchockT
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-11-2011
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cascadia
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
ReddOne is on a distinguished road
Moving genoa track from teak rail to deck

I have finally decided to tackle my leaking rails. This project has been a real bear because first I had to grind away fiberglass to get to the nuts securing the genoa tracks (thru-bolted to the rails), then another layer of glass to access the teak rail nuts. Since I am finally about to remove the rails, I am looking at other options to avoid having to do this again down the road.

I would really like to move the genoa tracks inboard a few inches and simply bolt them through the deck instead of on the rails. The picture below shows this.
Photobucket

Would this make sense or should I put them through the rails again?
-Redd
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 04-11-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 158
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
BigZ is on a distinguished road
No problem mounting them on the deck, but it does add more holes that you have to be concerned about.
Why not just remount them to the rails but don't glass over the hardware?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 04-12-2011
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cascadia
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
ReddOne is on a distinguished road
BigZ- the original problem was that the areas where the genoa track was mounted were the only places that were leaking. I believe that this is because of the extreme forces that act upon the track and thus wore down the bedding at a faster rate.
Remounting them on the rail means that any time they started to leak again (as I'm sure they eventually will) I will be forced to remove the entire rails along with the track in order to seal up the holes. I was thinking that it might be easier to rebed the track by itself and that the bedding of the rail might last longer.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 06-14-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Dar es Salaam Tanzania
Posts: 25
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
pointyendfirst is on a distinguished road
Re: Moving genoa track from teak rail to deck

I am also in the process of chasing leaks around my 1967 Westerly 28 and would love to compare notes. I don't have enough posts to be able to PM you but if you see this, please do respond and we can chat Westerly 28- not that many of us out here!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 06-14-2012
SchockT's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: North Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,426
Thanks: 1
Thanked 27 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 3
SchockT is on a distinguished road
Re: Moving genoa track from teak rail to deck

I would be inclined to leave the track on the toe rail, if for no other reason than to cover up the mess of holes. I would think it also adds some strength, which isn't a bad thing. You can always get another piece of T-track to put on the deck if you want tighter sheeting. That way you have a choice of lead positions depending on point of sail etc.

Is the position of the tracks in your pic where you are thinking of putting them? If so, I think they are much too close to the toe rail. I would be concerned about the fairlead chewing up the rail, not to bention the potential for dirt and moisture to be trapped in that narrow space between the two. Keeping it clean could be a pain.
Faster likes this.

Last edited by SchockT; 06-14-2012 at 01:31 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




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
What is this genoa track thing for? GeorgeDog Gear & Maintenance 17 01-28-2011 05:57 PM
Tartan 30 Genoa Track width Nitefly Tartan 2 01-16-2011 09:50 AM
Tartan 30 Genoa Track jlapin Tartan 1 04-20-2010 08:31 PM
CS 34 genoa car track padean CS Yachts 1 01-04-2010 12:32 PM
Rail/Teak to Deck Joint FWFIV Gear & Maintenance 6 03-19-2007 01:44 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:15 AM.

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

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.