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Re: Mainsail Slider slug placement




Patrick,

Do you not have grommets along the luff of your sail to attach shackles
for a slider system?

-- Dave

Chuck Vande Wetering wrote:
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "P. Wm. Burke" <burkesfarm@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <wwp62@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> 
> > Dear Chuck,
> >
> >    I purchased my 1978 sail #149 SJ 23 in March this year and have enjoyed
> > her to date. I've been busy upgrading and restoring her but have a few
> > questions on my next project. I installed lazy jacks and now need to
> improve
> > the mainsail operation. I've been inserting the luff rope in the slot of
> the
> > spar and now want a better system. I wanted to install a mainsail slider
> > system but found out because of the teardrop cross section shape of the
> > mast, most systems cannot be applied . Do you have any suggestions? Slugs
> > seem to be the option. What are the differences between plastic and nylon
> > slugs. What size slug do I need. How many slugs and what are the positions
> > of placement on the sail. Do I need to take the sail to a loft for
> > modification. Any other comments or options are gladly appreciated.
> >
> > Yours truly,
> > Patrick
> >
> >
> >
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