Re: Walker Bay 10 mast stuck!Help!!
Originally Posted by Manderley13
Have a brand new WB performance sailing kit which was put together in June. As the sectional aluminium mast
was quite tight it was decided to use Fairy Liquid to lubricate. I'm now not convinced that this was such a good idea
, as with the sails
not having been used, I recently discovered that the liquid has solidified and it just seems 'stuck'. Please can anyone suggest what needs doing to loosen?
Fairy Liquid is a detergent and has obviously solidified. I would suggest pouring boiling water
over the outer sheaf of the mast trying not to heat the inner portion. This may expand the outer sufficiently to "break" the solidification and allow you to twist the two parts
and separate them. Use water
as this will not do damage to the aluminium as would a flame and could help in liquefying the detergent.
And welcome to CF.
When I was a boy my momma would send me down to the corner store with $1 and I would come back with 5 potatoes, 2 loaves of bread, 3 bottles of milk, a hunk of cheese, a box of tea and 6 eggs. Can't do that now, too many f**kn security cameras.