Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Riverside, CT, USA
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Well I would like to point out that the way I "bastardized" the cabin top was to repair the rotting hunk of wood in the keel sump that the mast step was resting on, and and to repair the cabin top under the mast step which was leaking profusely, consisted of totally rotten plywood under the skin, and which was sunken in due to the rot. It is now completely solid from the base of the keel sump to the mast step, and the trade off is I raised the cabin top maybe 1/4 to 1/2 inch, and changed the pitch slightly.
Did it occur to you that it is expensive and time consuming to drop the mast, redo the repair, and then raise the mast again? Not all of us have access to willing riggers who are always available. And furthermore, it is quite frankly not an easy task to get the cabin top exactly at the right level, particularly while the boat is on the hard and the actual level of the boat cannot be accurately assessed. Actually, it would be no easier on the water when the boat is constantly in motion.
If raising the center of effort 1/4 to 1/2 inch causes a catastrophe for my daysailer, then I will buy you a case of beer. I am willing to take that risk.
You seem to be quite the perfectionist with a big bug up your you know what. This is not a multimillion dollar megayacht. This is my leaky old weekend project that I enjoy working on and learning while I do it. Why don't you let those with constructive and REALISTIC input reply.
Soggy 1975 Catalina 27 #2056