Looking for a solution to the damaged tufnol boom slide.

Pikor

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Hi All,

My Snapdragon's 747 gooseneck is sliding on a tufnol slide on the mast and I have found this slide broken.
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And I am looking to replace either the tufnol part or the whole arrangement on the mast side. Similar thing happen to PBO project boat Hantu Biru and they replaced tufnol thingy with a fixed bracket (Dec 2014 p. 20).
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What you guys think I may be able to do here? I want her on the water as soon as possible. On a side note, this hasn't been found by the surveyor.

Kind regards,
 

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Various sizes and grades of tufnol sheet are available from plastics stockists. It should not be too difficult to replace the piece of tufnol track like for like.
 

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Hi All,

My Snapdragon's 747 gooseneck is sliding on a tufnol slide on the mast and I have found this slide broken.


What you guys think I may be able to do here? I want her on the water as soon as possible. On a side note, this hasn't been found by the surveyor.

Kind regards,

Repair with Araldite andput extra fastenings either side of the repair ???????/
 

Pikor

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@VicS @Concerto @wrr

As you can see on pictures there are already additional screws there :) . But yeah, repair or replacement should be possible.
 

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If it's anything like my Snappy 24, once I got the boom in the right place, I never moved it, so I'm unconvinced of the need for a slide, but a new one shouldn't be hard to make.

If Tufnol isn't easily available, aluminium isn't hard to work. I've used a router with carbide bits - just take little bites and go slow.
 

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Would a piece of genoa sheet block slide do the trick? You can get it in 1 and 1 1/4 inch sizes. The Barton slab reef track is 25 mm, too.
 
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