Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa sheet track plugs


Mike Ondra
 

Bill,

White

Regards,

Mike

 

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Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 9:55 AM
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa sheet track plugs

 

Mike,

 

What color did you use?

 

Best,

 

Bill Rouse

720 Winnie St.

Galveston, Texas 77550

832-380-4970

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On Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 8:34 AM Mike Ondra via Groups.Io <mdondra=verizon.net@groups.io> wrote:

Hi Eric,

 

This is what we used, based on your research as posted on the Amel Owners Group site on 5APR18. Gotta love the easy search with this new format! Thanks so much to those that made this move.

 

GE SilPruf SCS2002 Silicone Sealant

Mike

Aletes SM#240

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2019 11:00 PM
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa sheet track plugs

 

Hi Mike,

I tried that last year and after a while it shrank and dropped down below the track. I have a new silicone that I will be using.

I called GE and they told me what special silicone to use. I do not recall the name . I am not aboard Kimberlite.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

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Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2019 8:14 AM
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] [Amel Yacht Owners] Genoa sheet track plugs

 

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: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of eric freedman
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 9:58 PM
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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

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Alan "Woody" Wood
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2019 9:59 AM
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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
https://youtu.be/6nHe3zU--rU?t=511

Woody
SM189

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