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is eight around the right number , seems the more the contact patch the better support , but maybe there is supposed to be some room for "free play " ?
also there was not a wedge on the leading edge towards the bow, and the wedge at the trailing edge , towards the stern, is somewhat crushed .
The previous owner had a hydraulic backstay that was tensioned to 2400 lbs for racing( I am in the process of rebuilding the hydraulic hand pump), and wondering if tensioning the backstay had crushed the wedge ? Is there supposed to be a wedge in the forward edge position ?
Last edited by ramminjammin; 07-24-2009 at 10:10 AM.