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post #6 of Old 06-28-2012
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Re: Islander 28 Backstay Adjuster Preferences

Here is an update. I removed the fore stay and pulled the mast vertical and measured about 4.5 inch extension required. I bought new link plates and plan to use a back stay adjuster to take up the slack created by the forestay adjustment. New shorter back stays was going to be about $100 each to have made and believe I can add the adjuster cheaper. I don't want to bend the mast or add backwards rake, just get it verticle as that aseems to be the original design. Waiting for parts to come in before the fitting out takes palce and I will advise on my success.
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