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    Posted: 21 September 2007 at 3:36pm
I have a 96' MacGregor 26X and need to know what is required to change current original main clew to a loose footed main attached to the boom.  Have sliding Goose Neck to use in connection with loose footed main configuration.  Will the SailRite outhaul slug work and if so what should the attachment to the sail clew?  Will the clew have to be reinforced with webbing?
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Use an outhaul slug pt# 23315 webbed to the clew ring with #531610 polyester tubular webbing.  Use two loops and hand sew together.  You shouldn't need to reinforce the clew ring itself. 

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Thanks Jeff.  How much webbing (# of feet) do you suggest I buy?  Plan to order some 10 feet to have for other repairs.

Bought Slug Nylon Round and Shackle Snap-in Plastic some 10 years ago from Sailrite.  Still in good shape, however believe I am on borrowed time with them in the Nevada heat.  Talked to Brian at the time who had a MacGregor, and he knew the exact sizes.  I have lost the dimensions.  Based on your recommendation about the outhaul slug, I would suspect Part 23308 Slug 1/2 " and Shackle Part 728 1 1/8" would be correct, as I believe boom is same slot size as mast.

Please confirm prior to my making an order.


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1' of webbing is plenty for the outhaul slug.  Perfect choice for luff slugs and shackles.

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