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Old 27-05-2018, 12:16   #1
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Sail sliders

Just bought a used mainsail 41' luff. Sliders are the round barrel type that fit inside my track just fine except they are about 1/8" too small so are not held by the track. I hate to cut them off and put in different sliders if there is a fix that will beef them up a bit. I was thinking of maybe some small diameter plastic to fit around and glue ... suggestions welcome..

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Old 27-05-2018, 18:06   #2
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Re: Sail sliders

Cut them off and replace with the proper size or replace your sail track

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Old 27-05-2018, 18:14   #3
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Re: Sail sliders

I came to this thread expecting to see some sail shaped little hamburgers. While I'm here I guess I should help.... I think the easiest thing to do is buy a boat that fits the "sail sliders". If the sail is too big or too small for the new boat you can always get sail added on or taken away.
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Old 27-05-2018, 22:56   #4
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Re: Sail sliders

If they are held on with a bit of webbing, the replacement job is really simple. You just either cut the old webbing, or in a pinch cut the stitching and re-use the webbing. Re attaching is a matter of some sail twine, a needle and a few stitches in either the old or new webbing. After you have done a couple, you will find that it takes perhaps five minutes per slide. And it is a useful skill to develop, 'cause some day you are likely to need to replace one out at sea or in a remote anchorage.

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