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Re: Cleaning internal sail track

eherlihy:

Our granddaughter invented a wonderful word that describes your instrument precisely.

What an ingenious RIGMENT!

(BTW, though, where do you insert the Scotchbrite?)

Awesome, simply awesome.
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Re: Cleaning internal sail track

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(BTW, though, where do you insert the Scotchbrite?)
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The Scotchbrite - trimmed to fit the width of the track, goes in between the two sail track slides. The pad that I use is actually from a floor sander.

Go to Home Depot, in the tool rental section, and you can buy them. It is the red thing in this pic;

They are about 1" thick, and 12" x 18" in size. One pad will give you enough pads to outlast your boat.
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Re: Cleaning internal sail track

Lopezian- I've had pretty good luck just spraying each slug as it goes up liberally with McLube, do it several times and it loosens things up. I've also heard of using a piece of sponge soaked in McLube, stick it in the track between two slugs on the sail and run it up.

Love the spray can device, anything that incorporates duct tape isn't over engineered in my book. I like it.
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