2005--Tried some things with aluminum purchased at home depot, installed with basic handtools, cheap pop rivet gun and powerdrill.
Bolted (through the mast) 2 flat pieces of 1.5"wide aluminum on each side of the track, because of the curvature of the mast they didn't push in the right place and didn't help firm up the track. Pop rivetted small aluminum "L" shaped angles onto each of the straps from the first rev., pulled it all together with SS bolts. The addition of the small L shaped pieces now push firmly against the track, keeping the line inside the mast.
2007--Comp tip looks great, but chalky, sprayed some Armor All on it to make it pretty and about 30+ cracks showed up everywhere. Cracks to the pop rivets, cracks to the holes, cracks in the middle of nowhere. Maybe the sun, maybe the holes drilled through the mast, maybe it was reefed to tight and/or maybe it hit a wall in the garage. You're supposed to keep the tip covered when not in use. The sun's UV eats them. I noticed they sell a comp tip cover part #3127.
Just ordered a new comp tip and will be installing it. Will paint the tip to keep the UV from getting to it.
Don't spray armor all on your comp tip unless you're ready for some bad news.
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Celebrating the "Festival Of Rain" Jan1-Dec31
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