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S&S Swan Maintenance - Genua track
07 September 2014 - 13:42
#1
Join Date: 31 May 2011
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Genua track
I want to ad some lenght to my genua track to accomodate a high aspect genua3

I would like to use the original track 32mm which is not available anymore I think.

Is there someone with spare track? Or knows a good alternative?

I need 80 cm (31inch) on both sides.

Kind regards,

Paul

07 September 2014 - 14:08
#2
Join Date: 02 March 2007
Posts: 83

Dear Paul

Stainless track is available from Harken, but is incredibly expensive. When I fitted a short length of track for a jib stay. I got a machine shop to make the 1m length from solid stainless bar. This was a lot cheaper than Harken!

regards

Cosmo Little

07 September 2014 - 16:01
#3
Join Date: 02 January 2008
Posts: 1547

Dear Paul
You can also use rectangular stainless bar 32 x 6 mm (or a thickness that suits your cars) without machining, but the holes need to be drilled. Then put a base of hard plastic, for example G-plate under it. Would suggest that this is how the original tracks are made, although G-plate was not available then.
Pls note that the deck may be of sandwich construction in the planned area. You must not bolt the tracks through the cored area without taking the bolt compression in some way, or alternatively remove the core.
Kind regards
Lars

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