Please let me know how that plate fits, as mine has not been made yet by the machine shop. I may decide to order one like your's, if you are very happy with it, and the fit!
If you have any pics of your work on the boat, I would be interested to see them. I have a bunch in the gallery here, under yacht-building and maintenance
I too have double line reefing set up, for both 1st and 2nd reef points, and like it alot. Not much drag compared to single
I installed one triple (port) and one quad (starboard) deck
organizer last year. As well I built new winch
bases on the cabin
top, where the old cleats
were, and moved the winches back there. Then I installed new triple rope clutches
ahead, where the winches once were.
I know it sailed for 28 years without those upgrades, but boy, do I like them!
I just got done installing an internal 8:1 outhaul
, in the boom. It likely had an external one before, but wasn't even being used, as my very, very old mainsail
had stretched, to the point that the clew was just tied / shacked to the end of the boom, with no adjustment. I sailed with it like that for the last 3 summers, since buying
As I am having a new, loose footed mainsail
made now, I wanted / needed to have a proper outhaul
Always something to work on, and spend cash on!!