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post #13 of Old 10-18-2009 Thread Starter
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I bought the boat from and older friend that could no care for it anymore for a price that reflected the beam needing replacement

My feeling is the beam can be changed by only doing demo in the head section THIS Cal 29 only had a porta-potty and NO sink so theirs not a lot of nice stuff that needs to removed


But its still a really big job and i think i will spend a YEAR working on the boat ,i enjoy this stuff and race on other peoples boats so i will still have plenty of sailing time.


back to the beam

1. you have to cut and remove the fiberglass liner in the head area

The big issue is the tabs are on the wrong side of the bulkhead to allow the beam to come out SO i am cutting the tabs and will have the new beam fabricated with them moved about 1" forward on the head side so the beam can slide back in without doing demo on the main bulkhead


When the reality of how this works out happens i will get back to you

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