Hitchin' a ride
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: In my mind, I live in Oslo
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some good news, but still a mystery
Here is what I found this morning. I removed as many headliner vinyl panels as I could on the starboard side and did not see any problems with the deck or any hardware attached to it, granted I had a limited view. The upper flange on the deck post looked good, but looking at the bottom one requires moving the table and I did not have time. I noticed more caulking separated in the head at the headliner joints on the starboard bulkhead. I also noticed that the starboard side headliner above the settee is convex, And it is not saggy, there is pressure on it. The caulking(starboard side) around the hatch in the forepeak is also separated, although that may be due to several nights of freezing temps. We were on the boat running the heater, so there was probably a large temperature differential inside and out. Here is the really interesting part: the chart table now closes with ease! it scrapes a little, but before, it wouldn’t even close. Also, the head door closes much easier. It used to scrape, but now does not. I checked the tension on the stays. I got 1210lbs for the 1/4” back and upper shrouds, I did not have time to take off the jib to check the head but probably the same. The lower 1/4” shroud was 1060lbs on starboard and 710lbs on port. The 3/16” intermediates were both 440lbs. The smaller forestay on the cabin top is 1/4” at only 310lbs. I don’t know what the starting point is for this rig. If anyone knows there tensions, please send them to me. I have some photos of the cracks etc. if anyone wants to see.
Last edited by bestfriend; 01-07-2007 at 11:05 PM.