Mast Wedges

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Postby Guest » Sun Oct 14, 2001 2:40 pm

Having a problem keeping the hard rubber mast wedges in place during sailing. Shrouds are perfectly tuned using a gauge. Back-stay off. I cannot tell at what point of sail the blocks fall out. My mast is set just touching the aft portion of the through deck partners. I am stumped on this. Any help would be appreciated.

Postby Guest » Sun Oct 14, 2001 8:51 pm

I've been troubled by the same on a different type of boat. The cheap and easy solution I used was to use a big hose clamp (stainless of course) and a rag, just under the partners to hold the blocks up. Of course the rag needs to match your boats' colors....

Postby Guest » Mon Oct 15, 2001 10:04 am

Another fix is to buy a Spartite kit. It is a pourable resin that will take the shape of the area between the partners and mast (also stops leaks). Not adjustable, though.

Postby Guest » Tue Mar 19, 2002 10:27 pm

Please advise which size Spartite was right for J80...small or large kit? Thanks

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