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 Hard to raise the genoa in the furler track.

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dmarion Posted - 04/20/2023 : 09:58:42
At the beginning of the season, I raise the genoa on the furler. It is a very difficult operation as the genoa gets stucked a couple of times during the ascent. I have to pull very hard to get it finally released and move again to the top. My question: do you know of any product that would make the sail slide easily to the top?
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dmarion Posted - 04/21/2023 : 06:46:31
Excellent! I will also look up Sailkote. Hope I can find it at my local chandlery. Thanks.
islander Posted - 04/20/2023 : 13:28:06
I thought it might stain also but it didn't. I also spray it in the foil track up as far as you can reach before starting.
slacker Posted - 04/20/2023 : 12:40:59
You might want to give Sailkote a try. Its a dry lubricant that advertises its good for sail tracks.
dmarion Posted - 04/20/2023 : 11:46:57
Good idea. I was afraid the silicone would stain the fabric but maybe not if we are careful. Thanks for the suggestion.
islander Posted - 04/20/2023 : 10:53:19
Mine is very tight also. I spray the bolt rope with silicone spray as it goes into the channel, spray pull repeat. It really helps.

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