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Bud Taplin

Pat, I also thought of another important item that must be considered. That is the mounting method of the windvane on the boomkin. There are two different heights of the boomkin above the water on the W32, with the wood boomkin being mounted on deck, and the stainless boomkin being mounted on the hullside. Also, the W28 has a different boomkin and height above the water.

On the W32, there are at least four different crosspieces on the end of the boomkin. The early boats had a wood crosspiece, next there was a 2" x 2" stainless crosspiece, then a 2" x 4" stainless crosspiece with the 4" aft end at 90 degrees to the boomkin, but not perpendicular with the waterline. The boomkin sits at about 8 degrees above the waterline level. Next came the 2" x 4" crosspiece I make, which is made at 82 degrees, so the aft face is perpendicular with the water.

There also may be some additional crosspieces made by individual builders of kit boats.

I would say that each buyer would have to specify what they will need for their mounting fittings.

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