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Subject: Trapper 300 forestay attachment


Author:
James Green
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Date Posted: 10/11/03 23:40:35

Hello to the world of Trapper yacht owners. I am the chap who finally bought BARECAT. Trapper 300 MkII, hull #003. I have had the hull stiffened in way of the keel and the keel re-fitted. In the process I found some evidence of some VERY poor quality control/building methods applied to this fundamental part of the boat, such as the fitting of only 5 out of the 6 keel nuts!

I am now having to turn my attention to the attachment of the forestay to the hull to prevent the failure of the FRP deck moulding through forestay tension. Has anyone taken their forestay through the deck to be attached to a tang fitted to the stem of the hull itself?

An alternative that I am considering is the replacement of the stemhead fitting with a more substantial stainless steel fitting, incorporating a larger stemhead roller and a centreline web for the forestay to be attached to, but as you will know, the yacht is very fine in the bow and one of the concerns is the access to the roller when anchoring with a roller reefing drum in close proximity immediately above.

Finally if there are T300 owners out there who would like to take advantage of my discussions with stainless steel fabricators and would be up for reducing the 'piece' price of a replacement stemhead fitting, with a view to taking their rig tensions down to the hull rather than lifting their deck moulding; please contact me in the next week or so.

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Subject Author Date
Re: Trapper 300 forestay attachmentFrank Marsden11/11/03 15:08:48
Re: Trapper 300 forestay attachmentDaniel Emery26/11/03 22:37:59
Re: Trapper 300 forestay attachmentBrian Hardy26/04/04 0:55:44


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