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RL28 Mast and sail setup
We have just purchased an RL28, and the mast is severely swept back. When sheeted on hard, the boom is almost touching the cabin roof at the stern end. Is this normal ?? I would have expected the boom to be almost parallell to the cabin roof while sailing. Is the severe backward rake of the mast causing the boom to droop so much ?? Any suggestions for the best self furler brand, need one to allow setting of all size of headsail.
John Billing19-Feb-2004    Edit    Delete 
rl28 mast rake &furling head sail
ideal mast rake 150-200mm aft head sail furling ronstan rf1246 with rf1247 leave wire forestay. insert wire with thimble for each head sail i find this works for me.
steve20-Feb-2004    Edit    Delete 
RL28 Mast and sail setup
Steve, thanks for answer on the rake. On the furler, I should have been more specific......I meant to ask the recommendation for a furler that can set the one big sail fitted to any size by partailly furling to any setting, and sailing. Guessed it would be fitted with the biggest genoa possible for the boat, and furling it to suit wind conditions. Does recommnedation stay the same ??
John Billing20-Feb-2004    Edit    Delete 
rl28 furling
the answer stays the same
steve23-Feb-2004    Edit    Delete 
mastrake &furling
john the infomation i gave you was for rl28 on the owners register your boat is a rl24?????
steve23-Feb-2004    Edit    Delete 
Mastrake and furling
Steve, Hi. Thanks for pointing out my mistake, but she is definitely a 28. Register now updated. Regards John
John Billing23-Feb-2004    Edit    Delete 

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