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us rl24, a miilion questions.
where can i source replacement portlights.
can someone detail the carpet roll treatment for setting boat on the ground. i have to remove the keel to repair the trunk.
what is the designed method of mounting a motor in the well. someone tried to glass in a motor mount, not sure what it's supposed to look like.currently has a bodged together arrangement off the stern.
ugly and inconvenient.
the jib sheet fairleads tracks look wrong, anyone know how they should be set up? or is it purely personnal? mine appear to be too far back, the sheets point to the lower third of the sail.even in the most forward position.
any help would be appreciated. i have toured the previous posts, but don't see any mentions of these particulars.
I've owned the boat for 5 years and need to do some work on her. previous owners repairs have failed, and it's time to take matters into my own hands. she was run aground keel down at some point in her life. the keel bolt is bent, the medium it is bedded in is no longer sound, likely just glops of hardened epoxy. so a rebuild of the keel trunk is planned.

andrew reisinger 27-Jun-2018    Edit    Delete 
Re: us rl24, a miilion questions.
The Australian yachts windows consist of an alloy frame a double rubber seal and a polycarbonate window.

the double rubber seal material can be found at caravan repairers. I believe the outside rubber is removed first which releases the window.

Most people launch the yacht off the trailer onto lawn with the stern tied to something and the trailer hauled out from underneath the hull then the hull is rolled on its side. Some old mattress can be used to cushion the hull.

The well just forward of the stern is a rectangular hole in the bottom and a mounting cross member for the outboard in the rear of the cockpit. the crossmember is forward enough to let a 5hp mercury outboard to tilt inside the stern.

There is a short flap in the stern that lets the outboard be supported in the up position. It avoids using the outboart tilt lock which is hard to lock and release.
greg 29-Jun-2018    Edit    Delete 
Re: us rl24, a miilion questions.
unfortunately, the us versions have plastic frames, that are cracked.and molded polycarbonate that is crazed. the whole thing leaks like a screen door. my trailer has long wooden bunkers and rollers only in the center for the keel. it works great in/out ofthe water, but is unsuited for dry land maneuvers.i am imagining a lifting hoist arrangement. and something on the ground to cushion the hull and prevent rocking. are the 2 areas to either side of the motor well supposed to be dry?
andrew reisinger 4-Jul-2018    Edit    Delete 
Re: us rl24, a miilion questions.
Some photos from last time I cleaned her bottom.
Darryn 5-Jul-2018    Edit    Delete 
Re: us rl24, a miilion questions.
On her side to clean or remove keel. I use jib halyard attached to the back of a car to tip her over.
Darryn 5-Jul-2018    Edit    Delete 
Re: us rl24, a miilion questions.

This post on another site might help figure out how to replace the windows.
greg 6-Jul-2018    Edit    Delete 
Re: us rl24, a miilion questions.
thanx all, for the help. will keep you posted.

andrew reisinger 8-Jul-2018    Edit    Delete 

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