Picture Gallery - RL24s in the U.S.
RL24s were also built in the U.S. and while the hull and deck were based on the same mould, the fitout was different because local components were used.
I would like to hear from you if you have an RL24, RL28, RL34 or a Status and can send me a picture of your boat.
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RL Picture Galleries:
RL24's in the U.S. Gallery
Pictures of the first RL24 Nationals held in 1974.
Pictures of the RL24 2005-6 Nationals.
Pictures of the RL24 2008-9 Nationals.
Pictures of the 2008 Bay to Bay.
Pictures of the 2010 Bay to Bay from Paul Harris.
Pictures of the 2010 Bay to Bay from Julie Geldard.
Pictures from 2010 Wintersun.
Pictures of the RL24 2011-2 Nationals.
Pictures of the RL24 2013-4 Nationals.
Picture Gallery of RL24s in the U.S.
Hal and Karen Murray's RL24 in New York State, USA.
Kristie & Keith in Orlando, Florida USA.
We love our RL24. We bought it used, about 2yrs ago, our first "big"
sailboat. We have done some fiberglass work, actually Keith does the work, I
just point and laugh and run to get tools and stuff for him!! We repainted
the hull with gel coat last fall. (I'll send you some great pics of Keith's
boat hanging contraption, it's a sight) We sail mostly in the Intercoastal
around Cocoa, Florida, or out of Port Canaveral. Our most recent trip was
down the East coast of Florida to the Key's, we took 2wks in Feb. It was
quite a journey.
She's rigged up with a 3rd sail, Keith's a speed demon! Would love to know
if you have any fans local to us, ours is the
only RL we've ever seen.
Ross LewAllen's RL24 on Lake Heren, New Mexico, USA.
Ross sells nautical jewelry. Check out his web site at http://www.lewallenjewelry.com/ross/sailing.html
RL24 in Alaska !
At the Alaska Sailing Club, Big Lake, Alaska.
Our beloved RL24 the "Winsome".
I don't know the history of how this RL came to be in Alaska. I've only
heard it was donated to the club by a member long ago. The original
sails are just about all stretched out. Do you blokes have a good sail
replacement source down under or know of one in the US?
"Last Resort" is a 1980 RL 24
The ports were replaced with sheets of colored Lexan and mahogany wood trim, attached with bolts and clear silicone.
Yacht Braid is glued and borders around the interior ports for a nice finished look.
New navigation lights with "sheet protectors" were installed.
Old rub-rail was replaced with mahogany wood strips screwed into hull.
The mast is raised and lowered with the aid of an A-frame utilizing an additional winch on the trailer.
The portable galley is made from an Igloo Ice chest, complete with a small 10 inch sink,
water pump and secure wine bottle storage made from PVC pipe complete with screw-on top.
Fresh water is stored in a 3 gallon o/b gas tank and drains into another 3 gallon o/b gas tank.
Both tanks have quick disconnects on the hose.
Port and starboard clear inspection ports provide a means of visual inspection and repair of the keel wire and connector.
A once-in-a-while leaky keelbolt was fixed permanently with a pvc drain pipe with screw-in cap using 3-M 5200 adhesive.
The interior head liner was replaced with indoor-outdoor carpet glued with contact cement.
More projects underway for cruising and will send photo's when completed.
Good Sailing from Bob Neiman, Port St. Lucie, Florida, U. S. A.
RL24 of Mac McRae, Laurene Idelle, in Montana !
These are pictures of my RL24, purchased in Bozeman Montana in 2004.
I have wanted a sailboat all my life and finally found one here in montana that I could buy.
The lake is Hebgen Lake, Montana, NW of Yellowstone.
RL24 of Bill Sweers, Florida
I have done a lot of work and have much more to go.
I have scrubbed her, removed many bags of leaves, pumped many gallons of water out of the fwd air cavity,
replaced some of the running rigging, all new wiring, electrical panel, made a wood box to install all elect in,
new wood trim inside and out of cabin, lots of fiberglass repairs to the small bulkheads connecting to the hull and much much more.
I will launch her for the first time soon. I want to do all the work correct the first time so it is taking longer than I expected.