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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 4:56 pm 
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I ADJUSTED THE MAIN SAIL BATTENS,AND STILL HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME RAISING THE MAIN SAIL.
WHAT,SHOULD I USE AS A LUBRICANT(BRAND&TYPE)
THE BOAT IS A NEW 2004!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 12:04 pm 
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Norm, I had the same problem on my maiden voyage. A can of Harken spray lube worked great. I only applied it once last year and it is still raising smooth.
Have fun!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 4:45 pm 
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Hoisting main sails...

There is a good FAQ on sail hoisting:

http://www.hobiecat.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=371

From the FAQ, here is my best guess on the issue at hand...

The best way to feed the sail is to stand in front of the mast and reach around either side to "sandwich" the sail between two hands (above the feeder opening) and push the sail up the track. Pull with the halyard, only the slack created, then feed again. If the sail binds, lower slightly and begin feeding again. This technique can be done by one person, but is certainly easier with two working together. It is VERY important that the person on the halyard only pulls the slack up the mast and does not get ahead of the feeder.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:57 pm 
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I USED THE SAILKOTE DRY LUBRICATION,AND IT WORKS GREAT ON RAISING THE MAIN SAIL ON MY GETAWAY!
THANKS ALOT
HOBIE1936@AOL.COM


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 8:36 am 
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...and always remember to hoist the main with the boat facing straight into the wind, with the main sheet very loose or unattached. The mast should rotate freely.

Even the smallest amount of wind in the sail will make it about impossible to raise it. The reason for this is the fact that battens are under tension and put pressure against the mast when the wind catches. Standard monohulls with short battens are much less sensitive to this.

In fact, I bought a can of lubricant for the same reason, but I haven't yet used it!


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