Newbie Sail hoisting question

Discussion in 'Capri/Catalina 14 Talk' started by Gil Middlebrooks, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Gil Middlebrooks

    Gil Middlebrooks New Member

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    I have a new to me Mod 3. When I rigged it for the first time today, I can get the mainsail up to only a foot below the top of the mast. I think it should go up a other 6 inches or so because there's at least that much slack in the luff edge of the sail.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. douga7002

    douga7002 New Member

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    I bought a can of track lub at West Sail and sprayed it in the mast and boom groove. Seems to have helped.
     
  3. jeff95519

    jeff95519 New Member

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    Instead of the expenses of a can of track lube just try rubbing a bar of Ivory soap on the ropes that slides in the grooves. The bar of soap works good on zippers that are out in the weather to.
     
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  4. UCLA Ed

    UCLA Ed New Member

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    Usually wrapping the main halyard around the cleat one turn on the base and then pulling (perpendicular) on the halyard like a bow and arrow will leverage it up the last bit. Also, you should make sure the main sheet is uncleated and the boom vang is loose.
     

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