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My gooseneck slips

NJHippo

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It really just doesn't get tight enough. Is there any way, other than tape, to tighten it up? Did a search here first, only got tape

thanks
roland
 

Alan S. Glos

Well-Known Member
Sailflow is spot on. Remove the set screw, then pry the jaws open with a flat screw driver and small hammer until you can get a fine flat file in ther gap. Chuck in a vice and file the gap about 1/8" wider. Place on boom and tighten If it is snug, tighten and go sailing. If not, repeat the filing step.

I don't know why some of the old goosenecks were out of spec, but this is a common issue for many of them.

Alan Glos
Cazenovia, NY
 
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