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28islander 04-04-2012 11:03 PM

Islander 28 mast rake
Hi. I am replacing the standing rigging on my Islander 28 and was hoping someone could shed some light on how much rake the mast should have. Thanks for any input.

Paul Comte 04-05-2012 09:35 AM

Re: Islander 28 mast rake
I am also interested in this topic. Our I-28 can change from a mild mannered & self tending but slow boat to a radical handful depending upon rake. Hindsight says I should have repaired the mast compression post support plate before replacing the standing rig. I sent my cables to the WestMarine rigging shop for duplication and received perfect copies. After the support plate repair I found the inner stays were too short to safety ring, too long to add a toggle... I cut a quarter inch off the bottom of the mast!

To add rake and forestay tension, I cut the end off of the new Backstay and installed a Swageless Terminal. I can tell you it is un-nerving to race 30 minutes after doing that...

I suspect side view pictures could be compared to get us in the rake ball park. Any suggestions?


28islander 04-08-2012 10:03 PM

Re: Islander 28 mast rake
I got a reply from another forum and the consensus was little or no rake. As in an inch or less. Will try and see how it goes.

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