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SailKote Racing Application Guide

 
Specific Racing Applications: 
J/22 Whitbread 60 IMS
Melges 24 J24 49er
Snipe Laser Optimist
 
General Racing Applications:  Tiller Head/Pintles & Steering Hardware Travelers & Cars Displacement & Planning Hulls Telltales Mast/Spreaders Head Sails Blocks Mainsail Track Battens SailKote Racing Applications Guide image with callouts
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Battens
Apply Sailkote to full length battens to make them slide in and out easier and minimize friction during tacks and jibes while helping the sail fill quicker and easier.
 
B
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Mainsail Track
Sailkote makes raising and lowering the main much easier in all conditions. Sailkote will not attract dirt and contaminants that foul the track. Sailkote makes reefing under load almost effortless.
 
C
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Standing Rigging
Sailkote all standing rigging to minimize sail chafe and friction making tacks and jibes much easier and more efficient.
 
D
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Blocks
Sailkote keeps blocks corrosion free and lubricated for exceptionally easy and reliable operation.
 
E
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Hatches
Spray Sailkote on hatches and companion way tracks for ease of movement and corrosion control.
 
F
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Travelers & Cars
Sailkote keeps tracks and cars moving smoothly and corrosion free. Sailkote will not attract dirt & grime or gum up ball bearings.
 
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Tiller Head / Pintles & Steering Hardware
Sailkote eases movement and increases tiller sensitivity. Keeps rudder hardware corrosion free.
 
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Head Sails
Apply Sailkote to genoas and spinnakers to keep them dry and friction free. Sailkote minimizes friction from rubbing during tacks and jibes and maximizes sail life, thus helping to maintain sail shape.
 
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Mast / Spreaders
Sailkote the mast and spreaders to reduce headsail to mast friction during tacks and jibes.
 
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With Sailkote, telltales won't stick to sails even when wet.
 
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Jib Furling Gear
Sailkote will lubricate and protect jib furling gear making it last longer and work much easier without gumming up.
 
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Displacement & Planning Hulls
Coat your hull with Sailkote and see how much cleaner the hull will stay at the waterline. The slick, hard, non-porous coating makes it difficult for marine growth and waterborne contaminants to adhere to the hull and slow you down.
 
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Keels / Centerboards & Rudders
In addition to minimizing underwater marine growth and adhesion, Sailkote will help shed kelp and seaweed more easily, and help to maintain laminar flow. Makes raising and lowering daggerboards and centerboards nearly effortless.



SPECIFIC RACING APPLICATIONS

 
Optimist Optimist [return to top]
  • Entire hull to keep clean and repel oil deposits, dirt and grime
  • Daggerboard to help slide up and down
  • Rudder to help shep kelp and seaweed
  • Boom to help sail ties slide from side to side
  • Mast step and bottom of mast to help mast rotation in light air
  • Entire mast tube so sail ties will slide freely (up and down and side to side)
  • End of boom where outhaul ties down
  • Telltales and the surrounding surface are of sail
Olympic Laser Olympic Laser [return to top]
  • Entire hull to keep clean and repel oil deposits, dirt and grime
  • Daggerboard and rudder to help shed kelp
  • Mast can, bottom of mast to help mast rotation in light air
  • Entire mast tube so wet sail will slide freely (up and down and side to side)
  • End of boom where outhaul ties down
  • Entire boom vang and downhaul lines (especially for rope on rope purchase)
  • Aft deck, tiller, and traveler where tiller may rub and cause excess friction and chafing
  • Telltales and the surrounding surface surface area of sail
  • All porthole screw-down lids to help keep them clean and promote a water tight seal
Snipe Snipe [return to top]
  • Entire hull to keep clean and repel oil deposits, dirt and grime
  • Daggerboard and rudder to help shed kelp
  • All deck hardware including blocks and tracks
  • Mast track and mainsail bolt rope, mainsail foot tape for ease of movement
  • Entire mast, shrouds and spreader tips to prolong life of jib, and keep rigging clean
  • Coat overlapping portion of jib to prolong life of jib, and promote faster tacks
  • Telltales and the surrounding surface area of sail
  • Jib sheet barber-hauler lines
  • Whisker pole end fitting and pole launching system
  • Jib halyard purchase system (12:1 block system)
  • All porthole screw-down lids to help keep them clean and promote a water tight seal
Olympic 49er Olympic 49er [return to top]
  • Entire hull to shed excess water, keep clean and repel oil deposits, dirt and grime
  • Daggerboard and rudder to help shed kelp
  • All deck hardware including blocks and tracks
  • Mast track and mainsail luff tape for ease of movement
  • Entire mast, shrouds and spreader tips to prolong life of jib, and keep rigging clean
  • Coat overlapping portion of jib to prolong life of jib
  • Coat spinnaker pole to promote smoother, faster sets, gybes and takedowns
  • Coat full battens for ease of flipping from tack to tack
  • Telltales and the surrounding surface area of sail
  • Coat tacks for adjustable racks
J/22 J/22 (and similar keelboats) [return to top]
  • entire hull to shed excess water, keep clean and repel oil deposits, dirt and grime
  • keel and rudder to help shed kelp and minimize growth adhesion
  • entire spinnaker to minimize water absorption, and promote smoother, faster sets
  • forestay wire to help jib up and down smoother and easier
  • coat jib hanks to help them up and down, and easier to attach and detach
  • all deck hardware including blocks, traveler and jib tracks, spin pole end fittings
  • hatches and any other sliding components
  • mast track and mainsail luff bolt rope, mainsail foot rope for ease of
    movement
  • entire mast, shrouds and spreader tips to prolong life of jib, and keep
  • rigging clean (this helps to keep mainsail clean too)
  • coat overlapping portion of jib to minimize 'leech hook' and prolong life
    of sail
  • telltales and the surrounding surface area of sail
J/24 J/24 (and similar keelboats) [return to top]
  • Entire hull to shed excess water, keep clean and repel oil deposits, dirt and grime
  • Keel and rudder to help shed kelp and minimize growth adhesion
  • Entire spinnaker to minimize water absorption, and promote smoother, faster sets
  • Forestay wire to help genoa up and down, smoother and easier
  • Coat genoa and jib hanks to help them up and down
  • All deck hardware including blocks, traveler and genoa tracks, spin pole end fittings
  • Hatches, and sliding interior sliding doors for shelves, cabinet doors
  • Mast tack and mainsail luff tape, mainsail foot tape for ease of movement
  • Entire mast, shrouds and spreader tips to prolong life of genoa, and keep rigging clean
  • Coat overlapping portion of jib and genoa to prolong life of sails
  • Telltales and the surrounding surface area of sail
Melges 24 Melges 24 [return to top]
  • Entire hull to shed excess water, keep clean and repel oil deposits, dirt and grime
  • Keel and rudder to help shed kelp and minimize growth adhesion
  • Coat spinnaker to minimize water absorption, and promote smoother, faster sets and gybes
  • All deck hardware including blocks, traveler and jib tracks
  • Mast track and mainsail luff tape, mainsail foot tape for ease of movement
  • Entire mast, shrouds and spreader tips to prolong life of jib, and keep rigging clean
  • Coat overlapping portion of jib to prolong life of jib
  • Coat full top and batten for ease of flipping from tack to tack
  • Backstay wire and top of mainsail leech to keep from catching on top batten during tacks and gybes
  • Telltales and the surrounding surface are of sail
  • Sliding hatches
  • All porthole screw-down lids to help keep them clean and promote a water tight seal
  • Entire spinnaker pole to minimize friction while setting and retracting pole
  • Jib furler line and related equipment
  • Kelp cutter on leading edge of keel
Mumm 30, Mumm 36, Farr 40, Corel 45 and other similar IMS models Mumm 30, Mumm 36, Farr 40, Corel 45 and other similar IMS models [return to top]
  • Entire hull to shed excess water, keep clean and repel oil deposits, dirt and grime
  • Keel and rudder to help shed kelp and minimize growth adhesion
  • Coat spinnaker to minimize water absorption, and promote smoother and faster sets
  • Coat jibs, and genoas to minimize friction during peel changes
  • Mainsail and genoa luff systems to minimize friction on hoists and drops
  • Entire mast, shrouds and spreader tips to prolong life of genoa, and keep rigging clean
  • Coat overlapping portion of genoas to prolong life
  • Telltales and the surrounding surface area of sail
  • All deck hardware including blocks, traveler and genoa tracks
  • Hatches, and sliding interior doors for shelves, cabinet doors
  • All porthole screw-down lids to help keep them clean and promote a water tight seal
Whitbread 60 Whitbread 60 (based on input from Team EF, Toshiba, and Silk Cut)
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  • Fully coat all spinnakers for the race
  • Fully coat all genoas (for upwind peel changes and shed excess water)
  • Genoa luff tapes, mainsail batten cars and tracks
  • Coat their mast, boom, all standing rigging
  • Nearly all of their deck hardware
  • Telltale areas and actual telltales
  • All full battens in mainsail
  • The sailcloth outside the batten pockets to minimize abrasion from running backs, spreaders and shrouds
  • Some coat the entire hull, topsides to shed excess water, some coat specific areas on the hull, but most are coating the area around the waterline at a minimum
  • Underwater blades to help shed kelp and other contaminants


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