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Post: "Jib Sheet Track Removal"

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Jay Bietz

Hi: (Westsail 32 #567)

I have 21 of the 25 5/16 SS PH MS from the stbd jig track removed for resealing (rain water leaks into the lockers below).
I plan on drilling out the remaining 4 bolts as I can't get to 2 of them (at the aft end) and the other 2 are obstructed with the cap rail bolts.

Does the Jib track really need 25 5/16 SS bolts to hold the load? I'd like to shorten the track on the aft end near the wench as I can't reach them behind the fuel tank and seal and skip the ones obscured by the cap rail bolts.

What if I bolt through every other bolt hole in the track and seal up the rest of the holes through the cap rail?

What is your suggestion?


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