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Rl28 stuff
I have 2 questions,
On my mast step there are a series of holes that look like they are for mast tuning. The 1st one has a lump or raised section, possibly for a 'vange? I use the 1st one to raise the mast as it is too difficult to move it further forward on raising. What holes are for what? I mainly cruise.
On the port side where the electrics are located there is a "glass rib that extends from the hull to the cockpit, is this rib structural or can I it remove to increase leg/hip room in the port bunk? Oh, I did notice that on other '28s that the "lump" was broken, any clues as to why?
Martyn1-Oct-2014    Edit    Delete 
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Martyn.
Your mast step is not an origonal, but if the mast is set up right over the bulkhead then it should be in the correct place, It is best practice to connect the vang to the bottom of the mast rather than to the base.
The glass rib that you have also is not part of the origonal construction and if it does not enclose any important gear then I see no reason for it, as all of the electrics were origonally taken thru up where the deck -- hull join is. A photo would be handy to determine if it is necessary
Rob Legg5-Oct-2014    Edit    Delete 
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Once again Rob, thanks for your reply I will take some Photos and get someone clever to add them. I have looked at some other '28's and they seem to have the same mast step as me. there are wear marks all the way along the step.
Martyn6-Oct-2014    Edit    Delete 
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My mast step sounds the same. My vang goes to the first hole then there is a gap and then three holes in a row, and the mast is in the middle hole. I just winged it myself so may be wrong.
Alister12-Oct-2014    Edit    Delete 
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Hi Rob, I decided to trim the 'rib' I referred to and found that was indeed an add on, so now the port bunk is much more usable.
Did you read my entry about the 'conundrum', it was posted for fun and to make people think about language! I think Alister replied perfectly. Hope are keeping well, regards,
Martyn
martyn19-Oct-2014    Edit    Delete 

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