My name is James Iím a 16 year old boy who is currently restoring my RL 28 and Iím just wondering what the factory antifoul level would be on this model RL or if a fellow RL 28 owner out there could measure their antifoul level for me, I understand that it will vary with the amount of possessions,water,fuel,etc... but getting a rough idea of the antifoul level would help me a lot. Cheers
james is it the waterline position you are looking to determine ?
I have measured mine which i am quite happy with as you can see in the image the boat sits very nicely on it.
From under the gunnel (hull/deck join) on the bow down to the top of the line is 1000 mm
From under the gunnel directly below the forward diagonal attachment point of the pushpit to the top of the line is 670 mm
The thickness of the line i would estimate as 70 - 80 mm
So the true waterline would be that 75 mm or so below the two measurements i quoted you
I hope that helps
You lucky bugger you!! I would have killed to of been able to have a boat like this at your age. Enjoy ,Enjoy.
If you have the boat on a trailer mark Shanes measurements on the hull and park on a level site and use a laser level to join the two points by raising/lowering the jockey wheel.
Good luck and keep us posted with your progress.
Thank you so much Steve for your support! It will help a lot when it comes time to antifoul her, which is still a while away but I thought I would put the question up on the discussion section of this web page thinking it would take a while for a response but I was happy to see that someone had replied so quickly! and John thank you as well for your reply but we slipped it off the trailer into my back yard and proped her up and itís not quite level enough to use a laser, I will try and put some photos up so you both can see my progress and maybe give me some pointers, cheers fellas!!
James It would be easy to level the boat using a car jack and some wedges. Then you can mark your waterline and it would make all your other refurbishments easier as you will then have a better perpective of how things should sit.