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There should be an opening/widening in the sail track somewhere not too far above the boom connection (called the gooseneck, by the way). It may be covered by a small plate that should be removable. There may also be a pin in the mast to stop the bottom slide from reaching that opening so that the slides don't fall out on their own.

Someone put those slides up the mast when the sail was installed, so there has to be a way.
 

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yep yep I knew it was called something hahahaha Gooseneck,, have looked and there is no opening. I may have to get my dremel tool and make a access slot on mast and then put a pin in there as you stated.. My bro in law sails an Islander and his is behind the goosneck , but my gooseneck is riveted in place...
If you create that opening yourself (but, again, somehow they got those slides in in the first place, and it was not likely before the boom was installed) do it as low as you can get away with... the slides will stack higher in the track with that pin in place, and may make your sail cover fit, or the reach to the headboard, more difficult. Also, make the slot long enough for the heavier, usually longer, headboard slides.
 

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Don't see any pictures here!?!
 

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Do I have to have a minimum # of posts before I can add pics?? Sailnet wont accept my pic upload... it is small size too. it is out there on another forum (not as good as this one though(
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Yes, you have to have 10 posts, I believe.
 
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