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Need any help
Have joined 21st century and know a little about these boats
Rob Legg25-Feb-2003    Edit    Delete 
the boss
oops the boss is now on line so everyone behave and do not mentioned flying dutchmen (just a joke between the skipper and me) fondest regards the forehead hand
kevin troy25-Feb-2003    Edit    Delete 
RL28 keel lift - some questions
Rob - you've created a great boat! Mine is Jezabel (built around 1990) and she's perfect for Moreton Bay and my lack of sailing skill! After breaking the keel lift cable on Peel Island (Oops! Someone shifted it), my new keel lift attached to the hydraulic piston is a stainless swaged cable about half inch thick. Is cable OK? (? someone mentioned a rod is more normal) I wondered whether the rod may be needed to exert downward pressure if the boat inverted? There's also a pretty high load on this cable when lifting the keel - any thoughts on shackle size / type? When it snapped on Peel, making a jury-rig and lifting the keel with rope was quite an exercise!
Phil Gardam26-Feb-2003    Edit    Delete 
WELCOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi Rob, I now own what I believe to be the last RL24 built by you, No.508 Kandyman (grey Hull, white deck, Pink Details, hi sweetee). I have marvelled at the brilliance of your design, and wanted to know the whole RL story. But I won't embarress you by asking any stories at this stage. WELCOME ABOARD. YOHOOOO! (one small question: is the radial traveller setup unique?) rgds, iggy

rgds, iggy

Ian Green28-Feb-2003    Edit    Delete 
MK 3 Sail Measurements
I have a 1980 RL 24/MK3 with the original set of sails. Is there a spec sheet for sail measurements. The existing sails are not reliable for a great measurement. Thanks for your help.
Bob Neiman2-Mar-2003    Edit    Delete 
RL28s
Fantastic boat, almost a ship since it can comfortably carry an inflatable, love to sail especially against other RL28s; there are quite a few on Lake Alexandrina. Do you have a diagram to distinguish the various Marks / builds? And do you have a list of the original owners?
Kevin Russell3-Mar-2003    Edit    Delete 
need any help
Only two things. Everything between the bow and the stern. Seriously, I have had a 24 for about 10 years. With a lot of help from Kevin we got her into great racing form. She is a bit slower at the moment though - I am using her to teach sailing. I also have bought a 28 fixer-upper. That's taking a truck load of time. But should be great once completed. Can you tell me, Is the keel bolt above or below the waterline. It appears to be above but it is deceptive inside the cabin.

Thanks

Dave Parker

Dave Parker5-Mar-2003    Edit    Delete 
RL24 keel bolt wrt waterline
I can assure you that an RL24 swing keel king bolt is below waterline as I found out in a hurry one day at boat ramp.
Steven Lymbery24-Mar-2003    Edit    Delete 
keel bolt
Thanks Steve

DP

dave26-Mar-2003    Edit    Delete 

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