Genoa track

  • December 28, 2013 5:11 AM
    Message # 1464274
    Deleted user
    Do most of our W32 have the Genoa track installed on the Caprail? And if so, did you bolt it in, or srew it in with self tapping screws?
    At times, I'd like to simply have a few Pad Eyes to avoid the string of holes on each Caprail, but then the adjusting of the forward sail sheet would be compromised to a certain degree.
  • December 28, 2013 9:27 AM
    Reply # 1464351 on 1464274
    Anonymous member (Administrator)


    I think this track is what you are talking about ... Pygmalion and other boats that had the rail installed at the factory - were thru bolted with a washer and nut on the back side. 

    When I did the caprail reseal project, the port side was reachable enough to rebolt the track in place but the stbd side I followed Bud's recommendation and slide the track aft about 1" and then drilled/tapped and screwed in the ~20 5/16 NC SS flat headed philips machine screws. 

    ~5 years later both sides are holding well and I'd recommend to just drill and tap the track into place.  You may hit the 1/4" deck to hull bolts by chance (like I did) but with that many bolts in the track it hasn't been an issue.

    Here is the FAQ on caprail resealing - inside the article is the info on reinstalling the track.


    Last modified: December 28, 2013 9:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • December 30, 2013 6:51 AM
    Reply # 1465010 on 1464274
    Deleted user
    Thanks Jay for the info, it's greatly appreciated.
    Also thanks for the good and numerous hours you dedicate to our website helping us all.
    May you and your family and friends have a blessed new year.
  • December 30, 2013 6:08 PM
    Reply # 1465346 on 1464274
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Jean:  Thanks for the kind words and seasons greeting to you and yours -- I do hope to cruise up in your neck of the woods sometime! 


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