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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 8:29 am 
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i am pretty sure i know the answer to this but i am just looking for someone elses opinion. thank you!


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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 8:43 am 
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good luck


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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 8:51 am 
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The old adage in fiberglass repair says that "anything" can be fixed... its a formula of cost over weight. So, I suppose it could be "mended" but trying to keep the weight off would be really tough... and that is just more time / cost. I'd say... not worth it or the risk of not doing it right, because a failure can end up stranding or hurting someone. I would bet repair labor could be more costly than the replacement cost anyway.

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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 7:06 am 
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Just curious on how such a break happened??? Lordy that is nasty!

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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 1:39 pm 
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"Just curious on how such a break happened??? Lordy that is nasty!"


We had a guy here who would try to repair the luff track by snapping them on instead of doing it the proper way. I hear he broke about 2 of them every time he tried to repair one but that is not a problem anymore.


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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 5:11 pm 
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On all but the newer Getaway track (thicker)... that is how they go on... "snap". Only the Getaway has to tap on from the top.

That wouldn't break a mast though.

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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 4:22 am 
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I had the opportunity to replace a luff track on a Wave at my timeshare in Florida this February. At first it was being uncooperative, until I took the comptip and replacement track into the hot tub with me. The heat softened it up and water helped lubricate it. It snapped in easily!

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