Slugs?

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Slugs?

Postby gunnerasch » Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:04 pm

As Ive been restoring old boats for a fairly short time, Im now getting around to sails.

My DS2 has slugs in the luff..but the previous owner apparently sailed it loose footed when the bolt rope disintergrated. Ive the same issue with the entire sail on my Venture 224.

Im asking for opinions as to what type of slug attachment I should use.

http://www.sailrite.com/Screw-on-Plasti ... escription

Are these adequate for a DS2 AND a Venture 24 (sails are about the same size..boat weight is far far different.

Or should I put in grommets and bit the bullet and get the grommet tool etc etc. The DS2 has old nylon slugs tied into the grommets with line. Seems to work ok, but will take some time tying each one in. I dont have a "heavy duty" sewing machine..just your basic Sears machine so using webbing may not be easily done.
Both sails are "ok" but trying to put the least amount of stress on them would probably be best. Any ideas, suggestions, etc etc would be greatly appreciated.
DS2
https://picasaweb.google.com/1040422822 ... 3170779730
https://picasaweb.google.com/1040422822 ... 6968078914
https://picasaweb.google.com/1040422822 ... 1643638498

V224
https://picasaweb.google.com/1040422822 ... 6701675074
https://picasaweb.google.com/1040422822 ... 5901873378

I assume that 5/16" slugs are proper for the DS2 and 3/8 (or 1/2"?) for the Venture 224?

Thanks!

Gunner
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https://picasaweb.google.com/104042282269066802602/Oday
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Re: Slugs?

Postby GreenLake » Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:22 pm

Gunner - all your links go to the overview page on Picasa. It's effectively not possible to know which image you want us to look at.
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Re: Slugs?

Postby gunnerasch » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:51 pm

Odd that..I click on the links and it goes to each photo. Hummm

BR2-224b.jpg
Oday
BR2-224b.jpg (71.87 KiB) Viewed 8259 times


sail1a.jpg
sail1a.jpg (53.83 KiB) Viewed 8259 times
Attachments
BRV224A.jpg
BRV224A.jpg (28.55 KiB) Viewed 8259 times
Ds-2 25709- 4845 starting restoration
https://picasaweb.google.com/104042282269066802602/Oday
Ensenada 20 (restoration complete)
Venture 224 (restoration nearly complete)
(2) Flying Juniors

Anyone want a free Ensenada 20 with no mast? I have a spare...
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Re: Slugs?

Postby gunnerasch » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:54 pm

slugs.....I think 3/8" will work for the Oday and 1/2" for the V24.

Now should I use those screw in slug holders in the first post...or set up with grommets?

Are Sailrite good ones or is there another cheaper source for slugs and whatever I need?

Thanks
Ds-2 25709- 4845 starting restoration
https://picasaweb.google.com/104042282269066802602/Oday
Ensenada 20 (restoration complete)
Venture 224 (restoration nearly complete)
(2) Flying Juniors

Anyone want a free Ensenada 20 with no mast? I have a spare...
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Re: Slugs?

Postby GreenLake » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:21 am

gunnerasch wrote:Odd that..I click on the links and it goes to each photo.

Not odd at all. Try it from a browser that you have not yet used to log in to the image hosting service to see how this works for others.
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Re: Slugs?

Postby gunnerasch » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:22 am

On your recommendation, I tried a total of 3 other browsers. Opera, Chrome, InternetExploder

All gave me the links to click on and when I did..took me right to them.

Wazup wid dat?

Gunner
Ds-2 25709- 4845 starting restoration
https://picasaweb.google.com/104042282269066802602/Oday
Ensenada 20 (restoration complete)
Venture 224 (restoration nearly complete)
(2) Flying Juniors

Anyone want a free Ensenada 20 with no mast? I have a spare...
gunnerasch
 
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Re: Slugs?

Postby gunnerasch » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:33 am

Now about the original question?

If I install slugs..do I use one of the sail rite screw in gizmos to hold the slugs, or do I put in grommets?
Ds-2 25709- 4845 starting restoration
https://picasaweb.google.com/104042282269066802602/Oday
Ensenada 20 (restoration complete)
Venture 224 (restoration nearly complete)
(2) Flying Juniors

Anyone want a free Ensenada 20 with no mast? I have a spare...
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Re: Slugs?

Postby UCanoe_2 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:10 pm

See the Sail Doctor column in the May/June issue of Small Craft Advisor. He is not fond of the screw in gizmos.
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Re: Slugs?

Postby gunnerasch » Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:24 am

Would you have a link to that article?
Ds-2 25709- 4845 starting restoration
https://picasaweb.google.com/104042282269066802602/Oday
Ensenada 20 (restoration complete)
Venture 224 (restoration nearly complete)
(2) Flying Juniors

Anyone want a free Ensenada 20 with no mast? I have a spare...
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Re: Slugs?

Postby UCanoe_2 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:35 pm

The article is in the current issue of the magazine, so it might not yet be available online. SCA does offer both digital and paper subscriptions. It's available on the newsstand at Books-a-Million. The website has downloadable PDF files of back issues. It's a great magazine and highly recommended. Be sure to take the SCA Seaworthiness Test. http://smallcraftadvisor.com/
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