Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-06-2010, 16:20   #31
Senior Cruiser
osirissail's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: A real life Zombie from FL
Boat: Gulfstar 53 - Osiris
Posts: 5,416
Images: 2
It could be possible that you have a minute nick or ding in the car track. With a clean stowed boom, run your hand and fingers down the whole length of the car track and check for any minute dings, burrs or dents. A loaded car will hang up when it encounters one whereas when unloaded the car zips on by.
- - Depending upon the car design you might be getting some "lifting" of the car that angles the car to the track which will encourage the car to "dig in" to the track. Some cars have "inserts" to aid in the ability of the car to slide. Those inserts wear out and even absorb salt and start to generate considerable friction when loaded. Periodically I have to take my Antal car off and wash them with soap and fresh water to get the salt crystals out of the slide track area. Then I use some dry teflon spray to "lube" them.

osirissail is offline   Reply With Quote

furling, mast

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Parts for Hood Stowaway In-Mast Furling jlogan Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 1 22-04-2010 11:04
Behind the Mast Furling Main Sails Kay Koudele Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 19 25-01-2010 20:53
In-Mast Furling shadow Monohull Sailboats 37 16-06-2009 14:29
Behind the mast furling Cowboy Sailer Monohull Sailboats 21 07-10-2008 21:24
In Mast Furling Question ssullivan General Sailing Forum 3 13-08-2008 07:23

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 21:43.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.