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Replying to:Rl28 cabin top thickness and construction
To assist my shorthanded sailing i am bringing all the controls , reefing lines and halyards back to the cockpit. So about to fit out my cabin top with a pair of Barlow #15 winches , some turning blocks and clutches . I have all the hardware apart from the through bolts and fixing's . I am a bit remote from where the boat is so cannot easily check the approximate thickness of the cabin top where they are to be mounted nor familiar with its construction. I have spoken to a fellow RL28 owner who from memory guessed the thickness to be around 15 mm and composed of lamination / sandwich of Glass and ply . The specific area i am interested in is immediately to port , in front of and to starboard of the cabin mounted traveller. I would appreciate any estimations of this thickness as then i can be more prepared for the installation on my next trip to the boat . (11 hr round trip) On another note i am a bit curious as to what the through hole , just below my gooseneck was used for , would it have been for some type of roller reefing of the main as used on boomerangs ? I am thinking of using it as a way of attaching a gin pole for mast raising and lowering ? Regards shane