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RL24 MK's
Hi Guys, This might be a dumb question, but how could I tell a modified swing keel MK1/or MK11 from a genuine MK111. I'm going to look at one but (MK111??) but it could be a mk1/11 with a swing keel added which I know is done as the sail number is to low. regards Martin
Martin Stewart13-Aug-2003    Edit    Delete 
Mk ?
The freeboard of the Mk 3 is 100mm higher than the earlier models. They are all swing keels, its the modification to drop keels that often confuses people where a low freeboard Mk1 or 2 has a drop keel and could be mistaken for a Mk4.

Look at the photos and you should see the different proportions of an early and late hull.

Also Mk3s have swept back rigs generally without backstays. Mk 4s have full battened mains with lots of roach like a catamaran.

greg13-Aug-2003    Edit    Delete 
marks of RL's
Mk1 has low free board & narrow combings Mk11 has low free board & MK111 with combings Mk111 higher free board & cabin, swing keel. MkIV higher free board & cabin, drop keel. Later MkIV's had their motor transom brought forward into the cockpit by approx 50mm. Keel weights varied between Mk1-Mk111.
LLOYD14-Aug-2003    Edit    Delete 

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