Author Topic: Beads for mast lacing  (Read 555 times)

Sam

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Beads for mast lacing
« on: June 03, 2021, 06:04:03 PM »
When I bought Wigeon she had some sort of substance coating the beads that attach the sail to the mast. Like a treacle or wax. Probably for weather proofing and/ or to ease the sail sliding up and down the mast. Does anyone know what this coating substance might be or can recommend something? Thanks in advance. Sam

Pat Arnold

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Re: Beads for mast lacing
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2021, 11:23:58 PM »
I’m probably a moron but wouldn’t a silicon spray/grease do the job?  Those who know, please advise!

JOD

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Re: Beads for mast lacing
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2021, 09:31:41 PM »
Not sure why wax etc needed as beads slide easily and can rotate like a wheel.