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Norm Rhines

Gary & Chrlotte:

One point of ref.

location of tarbenacial Base plate is 8.75" back from the top front of the rasied section and the back side is 12" forward from the back of the raised section. w32 Hull #564 (late 1975 west coast boat)

I have two additional points for you
1.) The original compression post in the cabin was a bit to small for the loads (= if you can spread the load of the post across the whole of the beam) Wood is much stronger in compression orientented on the end grain but not as strong when the grain runs perpendicular to the load.

2.) If you follow Buds recomendation on the deck beam under the mast you will thank yourself later.

In my case there are also through bolts showing on the deck and they do line up with the pin in the mast and almost with the stays +/- 1".

Info from W32 #564

Hope this helps.

Norm

p.s. note: On the westsail yahoo group site there is, my rig tension data but no one else has added to it. Wish we could have more group input. but you are welcome to check it out.

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