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Sticky Luff Track Cure

...line: Not Recommended due to jamming potential. Sail Track Cleaning Devices Getting Into the Groove Scrubbing and lubing the luff track only works if your cleaning device actually come into...

Sail Track Lubes: Slide-All Lasts Longest

...up residence, their silky cocoons (which tend to collect debris) may jam the track or slot, along with what sail makers call mast mud, which is a gummy mix of...

The Do-it-Yourself Sail Track Cleaner

...Oddly, patents abound, but few products. In the March 2018 issue of Practical Sailor, we review the few over-the-counter track cleaning tools, but with a bit of effort you can...

The DIY Track Cleaner Digs Deep into Groove

The simplest cleaning tool is a two-foot section of luff tape or prefabricated bolt rope. Place a grommet in each end, close to the tape but not so close that...

Mailport: Which Anchor Shackle?, Cleaning Sails, FRP Boat Lifespan And More!

...Practical Sailor online for a full explanation of the revised rating for the Peerless Peer-lift blue pin shackles. Cleaning Sails Regarding your recent Waypoints article on cleaning sails, one of...

Caliber 40 LRC

...sail, nor have we heard from any owner capable of tacking through less than 96°, including one who invested $6,000 on flat cut, laminated sails. Sail area is 739 sq....

Beneteau 323

...cleaning materials, and so on. The mainsheet is located mid-boom and the traveler is located on the coachroof. Halyards and sail controls are led aft through Spinlock turning blocks to...

Boat Review: Buoyant Etap 28s Delivers Modern Form and Function

...spacious cabin for her size, along with a no-nonsense sail plan that makes it an easy boat to sail. However, theres no free lunch, and the extra beam, weight, and...

Sailtrack Lubrican’ts

...set sail, your best ally will be a good, long-lasting lubricant to minimize friction between the mast track and slides, which are subjected to a lot of twisting as the...

Seaward 26 RK

...tippyness, but Hake explained: “she’ll make way best when heeled 10 degrees, and owners begin shortening sail when the wind pipes up to around 15 or 17 knots. Though she...