We bought an RL 28.

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Re: We bought an RL 28.

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just curious if you think the BBQ is a safe distance from the fuel tanks that sit beside the motor in the well? I was thinking of getting a BBQ but thought I may need to mount it off a stanchion further forward.

I like the style of companion way door you have, mine is two panels that fit vertically. Can you please get some shots of your doors for me as I was just thinking today that it would be good to make up a new one in the original style.

It would also be nice to have a shot of your motor well if that's possible. Just curious to see if mine is normal or not :)

she looks pretty happy to be with new owners :)
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Tumbleweed wrote:...I like the cabin roof hatch might have to do that although those hatches are around $400-$500...
I saw one of those hatches, new, on either fleabay or gumtree a while back for a fraction of that price. Be patient and set a good search with emails on ebay.

edit: It was ebay, 300mm square, new, $150.
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Had not thought about the fuel tanks TW. We took the barbecue off yesterday anyway as I did not like it stuck out there all the time. Plus, the gas bottle sitting on top of the cleat made berthing somewhat awkward.

We are going back up on sunday at this stage so will get some shots of all the stuff that you are interested in and will post them in this thread.

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zebedee wrote:
Tumbleweed wrote:...I like the cabin roof hatch might have to do that although those hatches are around $400-$500...
I saw one of those hatches, new, on either fleabay or gumtree a while back for a fraction of that price. Be patient and set a good search with emails on ebay.

edit: It was ebay, 300mm square, new, $150.
I think that hatch is bigger than 300mm x300mm. But yes bargains do come around. The hatch I got was cheaper to buy and get delivered from the UK $400 so I went to order there. They pointed me to the Aussie rep. He wanted $600. I went back to the UK mob and they got the local guy to honour the $400. Nice aluminium frame and real glass. A nice hatch.
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We are going to measure them for insect screens anyway so will let you know on sunday.

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Coops do you cover it up while on the hardstand.? Im thinking mine is going up to Horizon Shores shortly. Went up a few weeks ago to inpect. Good facilities. Just trying to work out what sort of cover to put on with mast up. Just tarps i guess. Nice boat to by the way.
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The common standard hatch size is 19" (500mm) square. Everybody and his dog seem to make hatches to suit that particular size.

I've seen about 5 or 6 RL28s around Paynesville in the last few days, having never really noticed them before.
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We did make a kind of cover out of a grey tarp for the Coronet while it was there. It lasted a year before we brought the boat home and added an extra 15 mins at each end of the day. I always had keelers down in Sydney and they sat out in the weather all the time without covers. Not sure if we will cover this one at all yet,

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Ed, if you are considering Horizon Shores they have a deal that if you pay for a year up front you get an extra three months free. :lol:

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taminga16 wrote:Cooper, when do we get 'Too old to sail?' My dear friend and mentor Ray is 87, still sailing and winning I might add.
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He and his wife are regular sailors and also spend lots of time kayaking on PPB, they are such a lovely couple, I always go out of my way to help them with boat handling as poor old max is deaf as a post and half blind and his poor wife who is a couple of years younger get foredeck duty when they are leaving or docking, can you imagine walking up to the foredeck and doing rope work in your mid eighties on a 20 TS?

She even has to hank the jib as Max who would like a furler cant really see the point of it at this late stage.

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Cooper wrote:Ed, if you are considering Horizon Shores they have a deal that if you pay for a year up front you get an extra three months free. :lol:

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We went up yesterday to pull up the sails and check over a few things. So, we got some photos for TW as requested.

First, the companionway doors.
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The outboard well.
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The davits.
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A couple of the interior as well.
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The hatches are 500x500 as Zeb said. :D

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thanks for that :)

Your well is pretty different to mine, I will have to get some pics. Mine has a cutout and lowered section of the cockpit floor. There is also a SS bracket allowing you to lift and tilt the motor forward clear of the water.
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I think that I am going to try and get one of those tilt assist brackets.

The davits will probably be for sale later in the year if you are at all interested as I am going to get a stainless permanent bimini made and mount the solar panels on it as well.

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thanks but no thanks. I like the idea but too big and too much windage and weight up high.

my OB bracket looks home made, its nice and simple and works a treat. I will get a photo tomorrow.
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No worries, I just thought that I would tell you in case. :D

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Congratulations on your purchase Coops, you will never look back once you have standing headroom on a trailer sailer :-)
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We ordered that exact motor on monday and it should be here tomorrow. What was the modification if you can remember?

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Not sure exactly, it was to do with the the release ratchet. Without modification it would not go far enough up to release to go back down. The Mechanic modified it to it does not have to go so high to release. Hard to hear the click and if I lift too high it will not stay up. Works well though when accustomed to it.
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Might take the davits coops. Pm with details. M.
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You have first refusal when the time comes. :wink:

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Hey Coops.
I made a bracket styled on this principle, but modified it so that it is made out of alluminium angle and it bolts onto the rear blkhd rather than through the floor. much easier and leakproof.
I will take a photo and post it but I got this one off the RL sitein tips and mods
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I like the frame for the solar panels, do they go into the deck or sit just above it?
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The frame/davits fasten to the pushpit with U bolts and just touch the transom. Easy to turn around and face forward giving more shade to the cockpit until get a permanent bimini made and fasten the panels on top of that.

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This week so far. New motor was fitted just before the weekend. Rigging tuned/adjusted, the backstay system changed from fixed to an adjustable one. New sheet and blocks for the self tacking system. Cockpit and anchor well marine carpeted as well as all lockers inside and out( we had a about 15 metres of the ribbed stuff spare).

The new yard trailer arrives tomorrow so we will fit some soft rubber to the beds for her to rest on and get the big girl out of the water.
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