The 22-year-old keel is heavier, the mast step
moved back two feet, a bow sprit installed, the motor replaced and a new carbon rudder is due to be fitted soon.
In the lower hull, the bottom of the mast step, centerboard trunk and cockpit bailer were ground down until they were flush with the hull.
Cuts were then made around the cockpits, mast steps and centerboard trunks.
As we suspected, the two masts had differences in their pre bend which we addressed through tuning aft of the straighter mast's mast step
As we suspected, the two masts had differences in their prebend which we addressed through tuning aft of the straighter mast's mast step
With sweptback spreaders, no backstay runners are required, but the crew has the ability to adjust mast rake before a race with the use of a shims under the mast step
and by adjusting the forestay for tensioning or softening the rig.
The mast step
and keel bolts are also secured to the frame.
He describes such aspects as fastenings, square frames and floors, mast steps
and mast trusses, hull ornamentations, and rigging.
The triple spreader design incorporates spreader lights under the first set of spreaders and mast steps
up to boom height.