Thank you all - it was indeed that the halyard needed to be moved down to about knot 8 instead of 9 as the manual states. sliding the knot down took care of the issue perfectly. Thank you for all the ideas and suggestions. I had a wonderful sail yesterday with no new scratches on the deck! This...
Started with the guide - counted and measured where everything is currently located and it matches what the manual says....that's why I searched and found this forum - figured there had to be something else
Thanks, it's not sliding on the spar it slides down the mast and drops the spars onto the deck - I have wrapped tape on the mast to no avail - will try adding a bit more and then order a new gooseneck as it may be worn out like you mentioned . I appreciate your thoughts.
I purchased a used boat, the gooseneck will not stay in the correct position - it slides down dropping the front of the spars onto the deck and rubbing the heck out of the deck - is the gooseneck too big or is there something I’m doing incorrectly?