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 Post subject: Gennaker lubrification
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:50 am 
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Hello, could anybody suggest me a product (teflon based?) to lubrificate my gennaker?
I set the soft hobie sock and the hard mouth on my Tiger and I am in trouble everytime I have to drop this sail down.
I also need to know the best way to use it.
Thank you.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:24 am 
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HOLMENKOL - Seal'n'Glide

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:13 am 
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This is good stuff too. Our sail loft has used this stuff by the gallon when installing in-mast/in-boom furling mains. McLube Sailkote.

Brian C


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:43 am 
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I have used the Holmenkol on my spinnaker and like it very much. I use the McLube locally on the main luff but it does not last as long, I think.

The Holmenkol is a two part system that you have to sponge on or dip in a bucket to apply. You do not spray it on! You get about 90 minutes to apply it. One application takes care of two F18 spinnakers but you can use it 1/2 at a time with careful measuring. Best is to split the cost with a friend and do both chutes at the same time.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:50 am 
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Thank you for lightspeed replies, I've yet used mc lube spray for the main sail and I think it's very useful (I can hoist this sail without any effort).
How often do I have to lubrificate the gennaker, how can I see when it's time to do it?
Bye, mattvin :D

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:19 am 
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Dan DeLave wrote:
I have used the Holmenkol on my spinnaker and like it very much. I use the McLube locally on the main luff but it does not last as long, I think.


You're somewhat correct about the aerosol Sailkote. Sailkote can also be bought in a non-aerosol form (also pretty much applied with a mop). In that form, it lasts a long time. The Homenkol may be more available in Italy. I did not find an Italian source for Sailkote.

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Hi, just yesterday I sponged my gennaker with HOLMENKOL - Seal'n'Glide and I am very satisfied.
Thank you everybody :D

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So.... It sounds like you apply this to the whole sail, and the sock? I wouldn't have guessed this.


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So.... It sounds like you apply this to the whole sail, and the sock? I wouldn't have guessed this.


Whole sail yes, sock optionally.


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