Harken McLube Sail Kote

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catalac08

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Dry PTFE lubricant & protective coating. Supposed to be good for furling gear and on sails to help in-mast reefing slipping in and out easily. Bit expensive at £20 a spray can (if it does not work!). Anyone used this and have any views?
 

charles_reed

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I've used it for about 5 years - superb for freeing up batten cars on fully battened mains.

The McLube is expensive - you can buy 750ml cans of dry PTFE spray in any decent engineers' merchant for about £8 - but the industry all know that yotties are rich fools waiting to be parted from their money with the maximum of boorish courtesy.
 

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@aluijten: Be careful with Sailkote on ballbearings. They do a product called OneDrop specifically for bearings: normal Sailkote is so slippery that ballbearings don't rotate, so it eventually damages the balls. For normal luffgrooves and things it's unbelievable, and I use it on telltales to stop them sticking against the sail in heavy weather, and you should also try it on a spinaker-snuffer ring- the difference it makes is like magic.
 

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As the others have said.. perfect for use on sail slides.. Also used on a sticky sliding hatch.

Be careful though the hatch will suddenly feel like it's on ball bearings!
 
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