|Greetings forum. After a quick search, I didnít see any threads on this topic, so:
I had my (cast aluminum?) 1980 MKIII gooseneck slide break yesterday during an outing in 15-20 knot winds under full sail. Nothing too crazy, but I guess these things happen on 35 year old boats. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions how to best replace the broken slide.
First order of business would be to remove the broken piece. However I donít see a convenient way to do it. The slide travels along a groove in the mast - however there is a polymer mainsail track which sits above it in the same groove which extends all the way to the masthead. Iím worried I might have to step the mast to remove this simple piece from the bottom. Thoughts???
Second order of business would be to buy a replacement slide. Any recommendations/opinions?
Thanks in advance!
1980 C&C 27 MKIII Second Chance
Burnham Harbor, Chicago, IL