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Discussion in 'Ask A Hunter Owner' started by Zephyr-Jeffer, Aug 30, 2017. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Zephyr-Jeffer

    Zephyr-Jeffer

    Joined Aug 24, 2016
    37 posts, 4 likes
    Hunter 25.5
    US Syracuse, NY SYR
    In the attached photo you can see the head of my mainsail. Today I realized that the nylon slug was no longer staying in the track of the mast. It ought to have something solid in the center of that slug, shouldn't it? IMG_20170830_170222266.jpg
     


  2. BlowMeAway

    BlowMeAway

    Joined Nov 30, 2015
    671 posts, 231 likes
    Hunter 1978 H30 Cherubini
    US Maine, NY Cayuga Lake, Ithaca
    What do the rest of your track slides look like? If an insert is missing, just stuff some sort of appropriate sized rod in there for a test.
     


  3. Joe

    Joe

    Joined Jun 1, 2004
    6,097 posts, 176 likes
    Catalina 27
    US Mission Bay, San Diego
    It should be the same as the others. You can buy the shackle and proper size slug from any chandlery or sailmaker.
     


  4. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

    Joined Jun 8, 2004
    5,557 posts, 308 likes
    -na -NA
    US Anywhere USA
    on the headboard of the 25.5 where the nylon is use to be a sail slide with a rectangular stainless piece of metal in essence thru that nylon. For ease, get a shackle with a new a new sail slide but be careful wht you get so the sail slide lines up vertically.. sorry about the terminology but old fartitis is getting me
     


  5. Ken13559

    Ken13559

    Joined Oct 29, 2005
    1,785 posts, 41 likes
    Hunter 326
    SG Singapore
    I think that webbing is to be secured to a plastic or metal slide. Not to be fit into mast sail slot.
     


  6. Hunter Ad Bot

    Hunter Ad Bot

    Joined Oct 27, 2016
    0 posts, 6 likes
    US Seattle
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  7. Joe

    Joe

    Joined Jun 1, 2004
    6,097 posts, 176 likes
    Catalina 27
    US Mission Bay, San Diego
    If you go to www.sailrite.com you'll get all the technical info you need. It might be necessary to re sew the existing webbing. If you're not up for that, you can replace the webbing with a shackle.... as noted in the bottom picture, there are many ways to attach a sail slide....
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    Click on either picture to go to the Sailrite guide.


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  8. Zephyr-Jeffer

    Zephyr-Jeffer

    Joined Aug 24, 2016
    37 posts, 4 likes
    Hunter 25.5
    US Syracuse, NY SYR
    Hey thanks (Crazy Don) all of you. I think I get it now. My sail has those white plastic sliders , and they all slide freely.
    I have extra ones on the stash, so I will have a look-see.
    One of those slugs is what is missing at the top.

    thanks, Jeff
     


  9. kappykaplan

    kappykaplan

    Joined May 1, 2011
    563 posts, 32 likes
    Pearson 37
    US Lusby MD

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