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Old 15-03-2009, 16:46   #1
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Hi, been getting boat ready for the summer season. We purchased it back in DEC 08.. a 1990 Hunter 28. 1 of my sail slides has broken near the top. About 4 or 5 down from the top. help me... How do I replace the slide? I have several spares, but there is no access slot to put the tee silde into.. Thought it would be on the mainsail track but to no avail... Any ideas?? My boom is attached to the main via a pivot mounted on the mast which is riveted in place??? I dunno.. Thanx in advance
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Old 15-03-2009, 18:18   #2
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Oh yea just remembered that thing is called a gooseneck on the mast haqhahahhaa Still cannot find access slot on track, may have to get dremel tool and create a small slot and then put a pin in to keep slides from coming out..
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Old 15-03-2009, 19:05   #3
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I'm sure you've looked closely, but doesn't the slot in which the sail slides ..er ... slide have a wider bit at the bottom?

If not, how do you get the sail off?

'Cause what you really have to do, I bet, is take the sail off using that wide bit, attach the new slide in the appropriate place on the sail luff, and put the thing back on again.

I speak without having any idea how your mast is configured, of course. You may have some other way to get the sails on and off. In which case, use that.

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Old 15-03-2009, 20:26   #4
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If there is not obvious access on your mast main track, try Hunter 28 owners
group...there should be a number of Hunter 28's of the same vintage as yours.
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