Sail slides- where to buy?

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Sail slides- where to buy?

Postby makala » Mon May 01, 2017 7:37 am

We have a broken mainsail slide on our 1991 PDQ 36. It looks like its nylon... Any idea what size and where to buy?

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Re: Sail slides- where to buy?

Postby thinwater » Mon May 01, 2017 4:17 pm

Sailrite generally has the best prices. Search "slug," not slide. I like the ones with SS bails--they don't break, ever. To be sure, measure one, but I think they are 1/2".
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Re: Sail slides- where to buy?

Postby makala » Mon May 01, 2017 5:51 pm

Thanks Drew! What dimension of the slug do I measure? The width side to side (where mast is up/down)?

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Re: Sail slides- where to buy?

Postby thinwater » Tue May 02, 2017 7:07 pm

Just the diameter of the round part that slides up and down. It is a loose fit.

Sailkote helps them slide, as does and occasional track cleaning (douse the sliders in dish soap, hoist a few times, and then rinse out with a hose).
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Re: Sail slides- where to buy?

Postby makala » Wed May 03, 2017 7:21 am

Thanks again Drew. I found the slug at Sailrite:

Nylon Internal Flat Slide 7/8"

The 7/8" measurement is the width of the slide since its a flat slide.

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