Broken luff track?

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Re: Broken luff track?

Postby paul manning » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:38 pm

All you need to do is drop Ovington a line and they will sort out a kit for you with Selden :D
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Re: Broken luff track?

Postby DangerBoy » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:48 pm

So have Selden changed the track or is it just same stuff still?
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Re: Broken luff track?

Postby Rick » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:44 pm

DangerBoy wrote:So have Selden changed the track or is it just same stuff still?


Have you read the article detailing the track changes?
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Re: Broken luff track?

Postby DangerBoy » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:58 pm

Selden will also be making "repair kits" of spare track and the appropriate adhesive available to Ovington Boats (Northern Hemisphere) and the AUS dealer (Southern hemisphere). These kits will be available free of charge to any owners who may have a breakage of mast track.

I keep buying track (postage being more that the cost of the track) and glue from Ovingtons who told me to speak to Selden yesterday! Should I have been asking for a free repair kit then?
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Re: Broken luff track?

Postby Rick » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:18 pm

DangerBoy wrote:Selden will also be making "repair kits" of spare track and the appropriate adhesive available to Ovington Boats (Northern Hemisphere) and the AUS dealer (Southern hemisphere). These kits will be available free of charge to any owners who may have a breakage of mast track.

I keep buying track (postage being more that the cost of the track) and glue from Ovingtons who told me to speak to Selden yesterday! Should I have been asking for a free repair kit then?


Yep; that is what it says ... did they give you a number and contact at Seldens to request the track/glue?
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Re: Broken luff track?

Postby DangerBoy » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:21 pm

send PM to you Rick
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Re: Broken luff track?

Postby Rick » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:26 pm

OK all ... here is how it is done ...

If you have a mast track failure then there is a free kit available to fix it ...

IF YOU ARE IN EUROPE OR NORTH AMERICA:

1) Take a photo of the broken track
2) Email the photo to dh@seldenmast.co.uk with your address and a kit will be shipped direct from Selden.

IF YOU ARE IN AUS or NZL

1) Take a photo of the broken track
2) Email the YOUR LOCAL dealer who will have kits that have been supplied by Selden. This means that you should get your solution quickly regardless of location.
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Re: Broken luff track?

Postby DangerBoy » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:54 pm

Cheers Rick thank you for your help.

I will take a picture tomorrow when I get the mast within reach.
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Re: Broken luff track?

Postby Serega » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:02 pm

Rick wrote:1) Take a photo of the broken track
2) Email the photo to dh@seldenmast.co.uk with your address and a kit will be shipped direct from Selden.


did all that a week ago, no reply so far :?

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Re: Broken luff track?

Postby Rick » Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:40 pm

Serega wrote:
Rick wrote:1) Take a photo of the broken track
2) Email the photo to dh@seldenmast.co.uk with your address and a kit will be shipped direct from Selden.


did all that a week ago, no reply so far :?


Try phone 01329 504021 ... may be on holidays ...
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Re: Broken luff track?

Postby Serega » Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:53 pm

thanks Rick, you might be right about holidays - answering machine

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Re: Broken luff track?

Postby andyrice » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:09 am

Does anyone have any Plexus I can use or buy for Stokes Bay this weekend.

Apparently Selden doesn't have any in stock!!!

I broke about a 9-inch section of mast track up by the hounds last weekend.

Please let me know if you can offer any ideas.

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Re: Broken luff track?

Postby paul manning » Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:52 pm

Andy
I think Sergei has some and Dangerous Dave must have some...
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Re: Broken luff track?

Postby andyrice » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:22 pm

Thanks Paul,

Ben McGrane at P&B South has also offered the use of his Plexus gun if I do the job up at his place, so I'll aim to get it done before Saturday.

Cheers

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Re: Broken luff track?

Postby John Archer » Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:19 pm

With a little trepidation I'm writing to reopen this topic. Bit of personal luff track history:
New boat for Weymouth (476), windy event track broken in 2 places, 2nd baton near top of shrouds and 4th batten above lowers.
Recently some windy regattas the track's broken again in each same place.
First repaired section went at Morges so following procedure :-) David Hayes of Selden quickly dispatched a repair kit. Unfortunately it's not arrived so I had to get it fixed by Duvoisin anyway. To top it all the second repair went at Dongo last weekend so a trip back to Duvoisin is on the cards.

Intent is not a pointless moan, boats do break. However, as good as Duvoisin Bros are I'd like to be able to fix myself with a little help from Selden.
Other, qualitative, data we have is 3 identical age boat in Switzerland: Nic 470, Dieter 473 and me 476. Nic has had no issues and sails very regularly in all weather (except when it's a bit scary on Sat at Morges, Ed.). Dieter and I have both had to fix the track.
I know there's been some considerable effort to understand and fix the issue, are there any more avenues available?

I let David Hayes know in case he can track the repair kit.

John


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