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Anyone know where I can get some of this sail track in SF Bay area. Boat is a Blue Jay.

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4 hours ago, kprice said:

Are you looking for curtain track, or is this for a sail's luff groove?  The "Flex-a Rail" only seems to come in 44" sections, which would be  too short, even for a Blue Jay.  This might be better: https://www.westmarine.com/buy/schaefer--sail-track-7-8-w-x-12-l-8-fasteners--P002_062_002_510?pCode=184038&mrkgcl=481&mrkgadid=3252486991&cm_mmc=PS-_-Google-_-GSC%20-%20West%20Marine%20Branded-_-184038&product_id=184038&adpos=1o2&creative=231267080879&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CjwKCAjw4uXaBRAcEiwAuAUz8NXqyqQpXbDRBufL-PAZ-PpzWNMvEYjQs2qAUH8-rpxQ7pf-WsFH9BoCMFYQAvD_BwE

It comes in 12' lengths and is ready to be screwed on. The plastic "Flex-a-Rail" might crack if it were screwed in. The screw heads might also interfere with the luff/foot tape slipping by them, along with the joints, so it might need to be glued - and not hold well. 

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WCS is the place. 29er upper sail track, use plexus adhesive.

 

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Yeah, not liking the profile of the 29er track vs the one from the OP. Contacted c-tech in NZ to see if they have a west coast distributor. Thanks for the help gentlemen.

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Wetas use the c-tech track. The track offered by sailrite is entirely compatible, and it's what I use because c-tech is hard to source. Use g-flex. The weta wiki has a very detailed how-to. This is a frequent repair on Wetas.

Both tracks are prone to breaking in strong wind conditions, specially on hoists/drops when the boat is not well aligned to the wind.

I'd advise get a bit more than what you need, stock up :-)

 

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