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    Posted: 14 October 2008 at 2:49am
Hi,
 
I have a Ronautica 340 and the clew of the mainsail is normally attached to the boom via a metal slug that slides into a slot in the boom.   That was until this weekend when the slug decided to pull out of the slot!!  The slot in the boom is now slightly larger where the slug pulled out.  (The slug looks undamaged).
 
Now I have refitted the mainsail back on to the boom and it looks ok but I suspect that the first time it is put under pressure it will start to work its way out.  As a quick fix I have lashed the clew and slug to the boom with some rope removing some of the tension on this fixing.
 
So my question is how can I repair it?   Can I get a slug with larger wings that won't pull out or do I need to get the boom slot repaired!! (Sounds expensive Cry)
 
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Graeme
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Hi Graeme,

Please give me the OD of the existing outhaul slug and I will check to see if we offer one that is larger.

Thanks,  Matt

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I have a boat with a loose footed mainsail and a large slug at the boom.  It uses a webbing strap and velcro to help anchor the clew too the boom.  Works well.
I think I might try to repair the boom using a wood block and a hammer.  The wood block will keep you from scratching the boom.  You probably need to remove the boom and support it well before you start beating on it.
Robert

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