Stus-List Main sail slides

Bob McLaughlin rmclaughlinmo at gmail.com
Tue Jun 23 14:27:09 EDT 2015


Indeed. The Tides Marine track works very well and is very easy to install (though you do need to use their slides). 

Bob McLaughlin
C&C 110 "Blue Devil"

> On Jun 23, 2015, at 12:39 PM, RAYMOND SHIBE via CnC-List <cnc-list at cnc-list.com> wrote:
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> Peter,
> Before Tides Marine Sail track I had to winch the sail all the way. Now, after installing the sail track I am able to hoist to within 8-10 inches of full hoist by hand. 
> Ray Shibe
> 1984 C&C 41
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> On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 12:26 PM, Petar Horvatic via CnC-List wrote:
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> I’ve been having issues with my mainsail.  It seems the slides are bucking in the mast track.
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> Part of it is due to warn track, and part due to new(second hand)main sail having full battens.  I ended up ripping the luff cord trying to bring the main down in a blow last year, and the patch job gave way on my first sail this year.   
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> My slides are round barrel slug attached to grommets on the luff via stainless shackles.  Jiffy reefing makes things worse and so does the fact that I never converted the masthead pulley after changing wire rope to 3/8” halyard. 
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> Has anyone improved their mainsail track using something like this
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> http://www.sailcare.com/sail-track-system.shtml
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> Petar Horvatic
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> Sundowner
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> 76 C&C 38MkII
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> Newport, RI
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> From: CnC-List [mailto:cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com] On Behalf Of Josh Muckley via CnC-List
> Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:38 AM
> To: C&C List
> Cc: Josh Muckley
> Subject: Re: Stus-List Mixing Elbow - 2GM20F
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> Yeah maybe it was short sided to use tape but the point was to "lubricate"  the threads and allow a tight enough connection.  It is in fact tight enough because my air filter now stays clean.  Like i said, I may play hell getting it apart should the need arise.  As for fumes, i haven't noticed any....
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> Josh
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> On Jun 23, 2015 7:40 AM, "Bill Bina - gmail via CnC-List" <cnc-list at cnc-list.com> wrote:
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> I know That teflon tape is not used in fuel oil heating system lines because the fuel dissolves teflon tape.
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> Bill Bina
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> On 6/23/2015 12:38 AM, Russ & Melody via CnC-List wrote:
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> Hi Josh,
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> Good point made regarding tapered thread sealing qualities and the lube aids to obtaining a good mechanical seal.
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> I'm a little dismayed that you used Teflon tape on the exhaust fittings. This is probably the worst application for the product (second being any system with a pump in it). It is best used in domestic water situations. 
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> At about 660 degrees F Teflon tape decomposes and emits a toxic fume. Fatal to birds in the home when the frying pan gets too hot and probably not good for humans in a small space either. 
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> I whole heartedly support the use of high temp anti-seize. It might stink a wee bit on the first couple of runs but it probably won't harm you. 
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>         Cheers, Russ
>         Sweet 35 mk-1
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> At 04:08 AM 22/06/2015, you wrote:
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> Most if not all pipe dopes and Teflon tape sealers are not really there to "seal" the threads of a NPT fitting from leaking.  They are simply there to lubricate the threads so a sufficiently tight connection can be made.  The lubricant may also help in disassembly.  By design the mechanical compression as a result of the tapered threads is what is actually supposed to prevents leaks.  Yes, you can use all manner of sealants which may "help" but a proper NPT connection shouldn't need it. 
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> That being said, I used Teflon tape on my exhaust (3GM35F).  Just 2 wraps.  I may have difficulty getting the joint apart, who knows.  I also used a bench vice to provide enough counter-torque.
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> As a suggestion I would give high temp anti-seaze a try.  It is usually copper colored and most auto parts stores should carry it.  If you've ever replaced an O2 sensor they include a small tube.
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> Josh Muckley
> S/V Sea Hawk
> 1989 C&C 37+
> Solomons, MD
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