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 Post subject: Lubricant
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:09 pm 
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Hello all!

I am taking out my H 18 again to Lake Isabella this weekend. I mentioned before that I had the problem with the main sail raising and lowering. Everyone mentioned lubing the halyard and sail with McLube Sailkote. There are not any places near me that have it and if I ordered online it will not be here in time.

So the question is, will any silicone spray work in the meantime?

Thanks in advance!

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 Post subject: Re: Lubricant
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:26 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Lubricant
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:50 pm 
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You can get a can of silicone spray at any auto parts store. Works fine. Just make sure you use silicone and not something oil based.

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 Post subject: Re: Lubricant
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:06 pm 
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And feed the sail in from the bottom as you hoist. I have a detailed FAQ on sail hoist here:

http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=371

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 Post subject: Re: Lubricant
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:15 pm 
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I use paraffin wax to help hoist the sail. just rub it into the bolt rope and hoist.

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 Post subject: Re: Lubricant
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:37 pm 
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I use "Sail SLide" I think it's called. Dry lube and I think it has teflon.... amazing stuff, I use in on my H-17 wing tubes as well, they slide right in...


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 Post subject: Re: Lubricant
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:40 am 
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I used to put silicone on my car interior since it was cheaper than armorall. It attracts dust and dirt pretty bad. I think wax would be a better choice. It seems that silicone might stain the sail as well.
McLube sailkote is the best product I have ever used!


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