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|12-05-2008 12:09 PM|
Such a pessimist...
I agree that McLube SailKote is good stuff...
|12-05-2008 11:54 AM|
I'll stick to McLube Sailkote DRY Lube which makes my main drop like a stone and raise without a winch. That stuff is so slippery the over-spray when I did my main slugs (and the slot as far as I could get by standing on my boom) this spring that my fingers were so slippery I could barely hang on to the last few slugs to spray it on
|12-05-2008 11:09 AM|
|sailingdog||It looks like a good choice of material to apply to the mast to help reduce friction with sail slides.|
|12-05-2008 11:08 AM|
|14432||FYI - Annapolis Performance Sailing www.apsltd.com has this tape (not as cheap) and a couple of other options - including a teflon tape with UV resistance|
|12-05-2008 10:55 AM|
See the first message
|12-03-2008 04:18 PM|
|12-03-2008 02:23 PM|
Can you post a link to where you got the tape???
|12-03-2008 11:41 AM|
|12-02-2008 07:06 PM|
How sticky is the back side of the tape, and how strong is it?? This stuff might be a good solution for making sail slugs slide up and down a mast more easily.
|12-02-2008 11:40 AM|
Just wanted to make note of a boat experiment that went well. I bought some "slippery tape" from Lee Valley Tools and put it on the bottoms and drawer slides on the boat along with the companionway slide. It did a really good job of reducing friction and making everything slide more easily. I did 11 drawers and the companionway with one roll (a lot of cutting the wide tape in half and it fit the drawers perfectly). You can read about it at http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...at=1,110,43466
Lee Valley have a lot of very interesting, high-quality products, especially if you are into woodworking or gardening (and no, I do not have a connection with them other than that they have collected a lot of my money over the years). They have stores in Canada and sell online through locations in Canada and the US.