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Offline Subsailor637

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Removing the sail on a Horizon Cat
« on: January 10, 2018, 02:37:42 PM »
I have a 2014 Horizon Cat and I am completely at a loss as to how I remove the sail.  Really wanted to do that when prepping for Hurricane Irma but sort of gave up when I couldn't figure out how to slide the slugs out of the track.  I just hope I don't have to remove the entire top section of the mast.
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Re: Removing the sail on a Horizon Cat
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 06:04:10 PM »
I just did it for the first time this year...lower the mast, then you need to undo the hinge.  It's very easy.  Rob
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Re: Removing the sail on a Horizon Cat
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 03:34:16 AM »
You could also unscrew the 3 or 4 slugs from the sail and leave them on the lower portion of the mast.
Ron Marcuse
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Re: Removing the sail on a Horizon Cat
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2018, 01:57:46 PM »
Thanks for the reply Ron.  Yes, it would be easier to "unscrew" the sail lugs but on my boat they don't unscrew. 
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Offline Tom L.

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Re: Removing the sail on a Horizon Cat
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2018, 02:13:22 PM »
I would simply break the plastic shackles to remove the sail and buy some new replacement screw pin shackles. Just a thought. My Sun cat had screw pin shackles I think. I never really removed the sail.

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