3728Re: Buying S-28... Questions - cabin top
- Jun 1, 2006Sid, we sailed a 28 for 15 years and never had a slipping issue with
the cabin top. Actually, under heel, the weather side of the cabin
top provides a flatter surface to work from than if it had been made
flatter. There's also another aspect to that curved top, the optimum
heel can be gauged by comparing the surface of the cabin top where
it meets the vertical section with the horizon. If that small
portion of the cabin top, which is fairly straight, is parallel with
the horizon you're pretty much at the optimum heel. Is that neat or
--- In Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, "sid wax" <sid_w@...> wrote:
> Hi folks. New member here, in Newport, RI/ Looks like a great
> Anyway, I am in the process of buying an S-28 II (1977). It is
> much basic, except for a Harken traveler, wheel, knot and depth.
> expect I will adding various mods over the next few years. I will
> doing mostly daysailing, and going around the buoys on Wednesday
> I will have questions, especially, I am sure, about making it go
> but my current greates concern is the high curve of the cabintop.
> Looks pretty easy to slide off. Does anyone else share this
> or am I worrying over nothing? I have been thinking of adding
> kind og slats on the cabin top to improve traction, but am
> about making holes in the top, especially since the slats will
> dam up water. Has anyone ever tackled this issue?
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