So, our little hole in the water
has some sail/hardware issues. I have done my due diligence here and at other sites and have not been able to suss up the 411 on corrosion removal
and returning frozen shackles to working order. Obviously a paste cleaner will make them look better ( they are blue green right now) but won't allow me to open or close them.
Currently all of our sails
have been stored for some unknown (but presumably too long) period of time with the herdware on them. SO all the shackles along the luff are frozen onto the grommet holes. A very bad thing.
I would like to somehow clean and uncorrode and lubricate the shackles without damaging the sails
If this info is elsewhere please point me there, if not, and wise suggestions (other than replacing them, because I still have to open them to get them off with out damaging the sail. Unless I left them on and double hanked the sail I guess...)
Cause really, while you can fly a headsail with out them, when they are only secured at the top and bottom of the Jib
they are REALLY hard to take down... beyond all the other obvious problems...