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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:49 pm 
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Noticed that the ball on which the mast rests on really squeeks. Anybody have a soultion


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:07 pm 
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Wrap the ball with plumber's Teflon tape before stepping the mast. It's not a permanent solution, but will last for a couple of days.

Shooting it with silicone spray helps, too.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:07 am 
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A dab of wheel bearing grease smeared over the ball or around the inside of the mast step socket will solve the problem.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:42 pm 
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The ball most likely squeeks due to the ball truning on the screw threads, not the ball to mast connection. Tighten the ball to the threaded rod and no squeeky. :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:47 pm 
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Possibly consider polishing the inside of the cup casting?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:55 pm 
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Bruceway wrote:
Noticed that the ball on which the mast rests on really squeeks. Anybody have a soultion


Just go sailing in 10 knots+ air and the squeak will go away :mrgreen:

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