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Old 04-18-2011
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Islander 28 Backstay Adjuster Preferences

We own a Non-Split Backstay I28.

After making the hull repairs including the base plate under the Compression Post and adding a Mast Step Turning Block Plate (with fill of the dimple on cabin top), we can go forward with a Backstay Adjuster.

BTW, the repairs mentioned have actually changed the geometry of the rig to the point where the mast was leaning forward (a bunch). A toggle on the forestay helped but we took all the slack up in the backstay turnbuckle and need more tension.

I am leaning toward the Wichard 5526 that will cost about $525 US. We day sail, occasionally cruise but do drive the boat when out...

Anyone have suggestions or comments?

Paul Comte
Still un-named I28
Milwaukee WI
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