Got the rig tuned today, I eyeballed it, then checked it with guage, and came within 1 or 2 points off the LOOS guage settings put forth here by Bill and Tom.
Then I did the Spartite thing. I’ve never done it, but the boat had it before and it DIDNT come free, we had to hack it apart… what a royal PITA. So I did my best to lube it up and make sure everything was smoooooooth inside the partners.
I poured the blue goo, a little at a time and watched it level. But the issue I had/have is that its WAY higher on the aft side of the mast then the forward side… because the deck/boat slopes aft right there at the partners.
Other then stepping the mast and pouring the Spartite on the hard, where you have a chance of leveling the deck, how do people deal with that downward sloping deck? The Spartite pictures show a nice flat, level deck, which makes a uniform, perfect plug. I have a good half inch above the lip on the aft side, and a good 1/4" below the lip on the forward side.
A picture would help here, tomorrow…