10% of Genoa vehicles may fail between seasons. Check split pins and grub screws as certain brands are likely to fall apart If the plunger stops or towing mechanism of the car fails under load, the car may knock off the aft end block, and you will have bearings and a useless car anywhere in a flash. Check Genoa’s track bolts and end blocks. Checkout Create Fitness.
Check that it is covered in good shape by split pins (on clevis pins and bottles crews) or locknuts. Cover the lift shroud frequently and clean the salt and dust out In order to limit wear and work if there is room when the clevis pins rotate, during maintenance, mount stainless steel washers inside the clevis pin split pins.
Check the upper and lower terminal stays for both shrouds and
As well as spreaders at the ends. Substitute any location where stranding is found. If stranding is detected on one shroud, replace both it and the opposite shroud. Rust-coloured deposits at the neck of a swage might mean that one of the strands was not properly polished before the wire was twisted and the impurities flowed to the terminal and oxidised. Binding warps to shroud bases deforms and the opposite strand is possibly also gone if you have a single roll-swaged terminal (look for opposing terminal flash lines) and one strand is gone.Check all mainsheet and traveller blocks for damage or distortion, make sure broken pins are in place and taped, and tight and seized shackles. Check that all track mainsheet bolts and end blocks are safe… The mainsheet car will overcome the traveller jammer while gibbing in a blow and smashing through the end of the track.
Make sure the mast is stable until it is refitted, otherwise the mast wall rubs against the deck ring, damaging both the deck and the mast. UV is hard on gaiters, so pay careful attention if you keep the boat sunny somewhere. Check that they are not killed and cover them with a gum-friendly sealant.