Sailtrack

As mentioned in a previous post, the sailtrack (the slit at the back of the mast that holds the mainsail to the mast) pulled away from the mast near the top.

Upon returning home it was felt that this was not safely repairable and I would need to have a new track installed.

Mack Sails (who made my mainsail) will be doing the job. We should be back in business in a week.

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4 Responses to Sailtrack

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi there,
    Looks like you have a good trip to the Bahamas. Brings back fond memoriues of our trip in 2008. Seems like a lifetime away! Not sure why you don’t feel nimble enough to shimmy up the mast and pot rivit the track yourself!
    See you through the ether – Mike H (Haiti)

    • aposner says:

      First of all I’m deathly afraid of heights.
      It’s not as simple as pop rivets. The sail cars have to slide in it, any protrusion would interfere. One could countersink screws in but the material is too thin to hold a countersunk screw. That area receives a lot of stress.

      Why don’t you do a blog about your experience in Haiti?

  2. Marc says:

    Looks like a heavy duty mast, but of course I haven’t seen too many to know for sure.
    I like the changes to your blog!

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