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    Paul WhitePaul White
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    The mast track can easily be damaged when lowering the mast and sometimes in the process of raising the mainsail.

    The white PVC track is made by a New Zealand company, C-Tech, who will supply it in 3m lengths but there is a similar product, Flex-A-Rail, that you can often find in awning manufacturers/suppliers.

    C-tech recommended that damaged track be replaced in lengths no shorter than 30cm (1ft) as smaller lengths are susceptible to being knocked off.

    They also recommend using a Methacrylic Adhesive which is designed to stick even when the surfaces flex. This includes Plexus MA310, 3M 5200 (used by Weta Marine) and West Systems G/Flex.

    There are some instructions here

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