Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa sheet track plugs

Mike Ondra

Hi Eric,

We are trying an alternative to the plastic plugs that deteriorate with sunlight.

After cleaning out the decomposed plugs and dust, we filled the hole with white silicone. We filled considerably higher than the surface of the track, and after it cured a few days cut off the silicone with a razor flush with the top of the track. It’s a pretty neat job, and we’ll see how it last.

Mike Ondra,

Aletes SM#240

Returning from St. Augustine to Rock Hall, MD mid-April


From: <> On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 9:58 PM
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa sheet cars


Hi Woody,

Where did you get the plastic plugs for the track. Amel did not have any.

Fair Winds


Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376



From: [] On Behalf Of Alan "Woody" Wood
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2019 9:59 AM
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa sheet cars


Hi Danny

We had a double whammy in that there was gel coat cracking under the track where (we think) the backing plate had expanded AND the car inserts had disintegrated and needed replacing. We did it as part of a fit out in Tunisia.. even with an impact driver we still couldn't get the whole track off but managed to free the track enough to slide the cars off.
Heres the link to the video, time stamped at the track repair.. hope it helps


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