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 Post subject: V-Brace Maintenance
PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:37 am 
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Hey All,

Just wondering how tight the V-brace under the sail should be. I'm not getting any deflection, but I don't want a problem either...

Any suggestions?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 1:09 pm 
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When your mast no longer catches, or catches but won't reach its seat fully, you need to adjust it so that it will.
gwiz


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:31 am 
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Or, on the other end, when your mast goes down too far and rests on the upper bearing housing, you need to adjust the V-brace so that the mast is lifted clear. If you go too far, you will raise it above the catch, as gwiz says.

I coated mine with Boeshield T-9 to protect against corrosion. Two or more different metals plus salt water can never be good. ;)


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