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Old 05-04-2005, 10:17   #1
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And the previous owner said "..........

And the previous owner said he would not hesitate to take her across "the pond" in her current condition. I wonder which pond!!!


I removed these from my '82 Brewer 12.8. The interesting thing is that 3 of them are for the mizzen mast.

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Old 05-04-2005, 10:36   #2
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It is amazing what can skip the attention of owners! I was helping the guy in the next slip with his satellite TV. It was a fairly new (6 mos) KVH gyroscopically controlled dish system. He wondered why when he moved the boat he could not pick up a signal again. I took a look. It ends up the installation was questionable at best. After fixing a few power connections and resetting the system, it worked again. He did not have a clue about the state of installation in his boat. I KNOW he paid a lot to have it purchased and installed. Makes one wonder what else is "wrong"!
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Re: And the previous owner said "..........

Roger:
I don't understand the significance
"... that 3 of them are for the mizzen mast ..."
Why is this particularily remarkable or interesting ?
dumb & dense,
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Old 05-04-2005, 11:29   #4
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Roger:
Now I'm really
What are we ? Perhaps my ignorance ?

I'm not only dumb & dense, but also not hip to all this internet shorthand stuff.
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Old 05-04-2005, 13:18   #6
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I don't understand the problem. Infact, I don't see any point in having chain plates in the first place, as it is obviuose that the rig is totally self supporting
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Old 05-04-2005, 13:23   #7
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You originally asked:
I don't understand the significance
"... that 3 of them are for the mizzen mast ..."
Why is this particularily remarkable or interesting ?

Well... maybe it isn't interesting, except that the mizzen mast is stepped about 12" aft of my thick head while at the helm. Had the chain plates released, there could very well have been significant damage to the mast if it had kicked forward and struck my head.

Drink a cold one for me!!
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Thanks - it seems pretty obvious when you explain it.
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I sailed (well, motorsailed mostly) over 500 miles from Tortola to Trinidad, often on a starboard tack, and found out much later that a combination of dry rot and termites had essentially separated the main chains from anything else on the boat. The rig appeared to have been held up by six 2 inch screws through the deck fittings into the plywood, and a few daubs of silicone. Good luck is a wonderful thing.

Say, nice job on the new galley! Where did you find the fridge door hardware?

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Maybe the Termites didn't want to drown, so just held hands real tight.
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And all along, I thought I had just dreamt of high-pitched sea shanties coming from the starboard rail...
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Hmmm, somehow, Yo ho ho and a bottle of Rum Sung in a high pitch chorus, just doesn't give ya the shivers it would normally eh.
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Frig door hardware

Geoff,

How about for $17 on e-bay!!!
I searched under "antique hinges" and found alot of nice stuff.

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Good ol' Ebay! Again, nice job with the galley, Roger.
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