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    Correct forestay length?

    Unfortunately I don't have the answer, but the exact same questions regarding mast rake and forstay length. I went through all the resources you mention and came up with the same confusion... And to add to the confusion, where does the forestay chainplate come into the equation?
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    My seriously modified C15

    Wow, what a great write up! The pictures at the end are beautiful.
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    De-masted in Mission Bay 2013

    Mission Bay and Lake Hodges are my 'usual' sailing spots. Hodges, in particular, has given me some knock down gusts. My boats ~2004 model and now I'm thinking new shrouds might be cheep insurance. Like others, my stock shrouds are vinyl covered which makes proper inspection impossible...
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    Installing a Tiller Tamer, few questions...

    Thanks for all the great replys! If I hadn't already bought the hardware I'd try the velcro or bungee plan. Both sound like they would work well. I installed the transom hardware up high and was pleased to see some wood in the drill swarf. I used large expanding aluminum rivets and some...
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    Installing a Tiller Tamer, few questions...

    Jeff, Thanks for the pictures. I imagine mounting the cleat on the gunwale like you did eliminates my issue with transom mounting the hardware. Although I'm starting to wonder if the transom is NOT hollow. I saw that the motor mounts are through bolted in the area that I'm thinking of...
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    Installing a Tiller Tamer, few questions...

    I've decided that I really want a Tiller Tamer and have a few questions as to how people have installed them. I plan to install it under the tiller and run the lines back to the transom. On one side the rope will attach to a Harken stainless eyestrap, forward to the tiller, then back to a...
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