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Bud Taplin
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Tom, My drawings show the centerline of the bolts on the center chainplate to be 2" aft of the main bulkhead. The mast is 25'- 2" fron the bow of the hull, and it should be centered on the bulkhead. Considering that the mast is raked aft slightly, that would put the top of the upper shrouds in line with the center chainplates, assuming about a 2" rake at the top of the mast.

Since your boat went out as a kit, the builder may have installed the main bulkhead in a different location than the normal position.

If you do not want to change the location of the chainplate holes in the hull, then spot the center of the mast 2" forward of the center line of the holes. Check this location against the 25'-2" dimension noted above. You may need to add some to the existing mast post to have the post bear on the centerline of the mast.

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