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69710Re: Need advice on Micro mast step

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  • dnjost
    Jul 13, 2013
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      Hmmm. I am thinking that options 2and3 are best. I am concerned that the rake induced by the wrong location of the step will through the rigs balance off.
      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Liam the Librarian" <liamhe@...> wrote:
      >
      > I've purchased a partially completed Micro along with plans. The plans
      > call for the mast step opening to be 10 inches from the back of the hole
      > to the front of the boat. Right now it is 10 inches from the front of
      > the hole. The step is bolted and glued. Partners, etc. have not been
      > built
      > Here are my possible options:
      > 1. do nothing and move partners, etc. aft
      > 2. try to cut the step out and replace
      > 3. make hole in the step larger and put plate or something to bring
      > it back to proper size.
      > I'm leaning towards #3 as I am nervous changing Bolger's proportions and
      > I'm afraid I'll break other things removing the current step. I've tried
      > a gentle pry and nothing seems remotely close the budging.
      > Do people have other ideas. If not which approach should I take?
      >
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