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Tom Crank

First some background. My boat was circumnavigated by her prior owner but was on the hard when I bought her and has spent the past 5 years behind my house. I'm getting close but am probably a year away from completion. I removed the tabernacle base 2 years ago and rebuilt the raised base. Tonight I was beginning to install the new chain plates and things just weren't adding up. It appears to me that the previous location of the chainplates was too far aft. The old mounting holes for the tabernacle base are not visible from above but transferring measurments from below would seem to indicate that the mast was not previously aligned with the center chain plates. If I align the holes for the center chainplate with the pin on the tabernacle base the aft edge of the base is aproximately 7" from the aft edge of the raised mast base. This puts the center of the mast 4 1/2" forward of the main bulkhead.

I am not real excited about the idea of filling 24 3/8" holes in a boat that's already been painted. I also don't want the upper shrounds to not be in column with the mast. Nor do I want the mast to not be properly supported by the compression post and bulkhead.

What are you thoughts?

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