RL24, RL28, and RL34 Trailable Yachts
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Replying to:enquiry for RobLegg
Enquiry for Rob Legg, Hi Rob, I noticed in the R L story, that you built some Status 19/580ís At one stage. I have a Status 19 first registered 1993, and Iím finding it impossible to keep the jib luff straight. It sags as much as 4 inches out of line going to windward with predictable results to our pointing ability.Iím using a winch to tension the halyard, and the halyard tail ( spectra) is bar taut leading on to the winch, and still the jib sags.There is obviously some flex somewhere, but Iím damned if I can find it. Do you have any suggestions from your knowledge of these boats, as to what might be causing the problem? One thing Iíve noticed, is that there are no chain plates as such, the shrouds are attached to U bolts going through hardwood blocks under the external guníl lip. Although I canít see any sign of stress fractures in this area, I wonder if maybe the deck is flexing. I would sincerely appreciate hearing/ seeing any thoughts you may have on this problem. R.Earley. (ex Geronimo owner)