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Companionway "Glide Strips" No Screech MK 1 only

Just stocked up on 20 sets of Companionway Screech preventers.  I want to bring you up to date on this product. Up until now I believed these worked on both the Mk I and Mk II. They do not work on the MkII!! I thought the hatch was changed partly through production but apparently not. All Mk ll have a different sliding hatch that is similar to much later Catalina models. 

https://youtu.be/1AOsPGluaDs

 

Mark Holzmann
"Hawkwind"
Sail #1246
Rose City Yacht Club-Portland OR

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Crude but effective drawing how the strips work!!

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I opened up the companion hatch, after listening too many times to the screeching, on my 36 MK1 and dripped wax from a candle I had going at the time. I applied to both sides where the foot of the hatch rub....No more screech!

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That’s creative and a short term solution. But here’s something to think about, while wax can lubricate. It remain sticky and grit, grime and dirt will stick to it eventually making a big mess to
try and clean out. Let me know if I can help

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Starting a spring order for strips to stop the screech let me know by email if you would like a set $15.00 shipped  Holzie AT Gmail dot com
or paypal.me/markholzmann/15  and include your address so I can mail them to you!!
 

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