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removal of rear stay R24
Hi folks I am keen to remove the rear stay on my RL24 mk3 and in doing so relocate the side stays further aft. The side stays on my boat are further forward than any I have seen on other RL's,and as a consequence the upwards force on them must be considerabl, although they haven't failed yet. Please could someone tell me if there are any measurements already standard that I can go by.
Thanks Michael
Michael Rigby24-Nov-2007    Edit    Delete 
Re: removal of rear stay R24
The original measurement of the chainplates on the 24's without a backstay was 450mm behind the aft edge of the mast, and as far outboard as practical. But with the advent of smaller section masts, 500mm was common. Don't forget to reinforce under the deck with a block and several layers of glass to at least 60mm down the hull. Your spreader may need altering also to suit the new angle.
Rob24-Nov-2007    Edit    Delete 
Re: removal of rear stay R24
Thanks Rob
Michael Rigby24-Nov-2007    Edit    Delete 

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