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steve stoneback

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Cabin Top Thickness
« on: May 10, 2007, 12:06:14 PM »

Can someone please tell me the thickness of the cabin top?  I am upgrading my traveler and will be installing swiveling jam cleats near the aft edge of the cabin top.  I would like to know how long of a screw I can use without going through to the inside.

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Steve
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Re: Cabin Top Thickness
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2007, 05:21:35 PM »

It can vary, Steve, that's probably why you haven't received a specific reply.  If they are way, way aft, you'll end up in the vertical part of what is the backrest in the cockpit.  Further forward it's at least three quarters to an inch thick.  It seems that you're dealing with four screws, so I recommend buying an assortment and finding what works for you.  As previously noted, the screws are in shear, so don't need to be too deep to hold the cleats.
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Re: Cabin Top Thickness
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2007, 06:48:24 PM »

Steve : I installed a solar vent forward of the mast and my cutout was 1 inch thick. 
I'll guess that it's about the same thru out the cabin top.   :wink:
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Re: Cabin Top Thickness
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2007, 08:43:14 AM »

Thanks guys,
I have #10 1 inch screws, which protrude about 5/8 of an inch through the cleats so I should be able to fasten them without going through to the inside.  I am quite sure my wife is going to love the traveler upgrade.
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Re: Cabin Top Thickness
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2007, 11:02:37 AM »

Given that the traveler is higher than the cabin top, is there an issue with the cam cleat having a good bite on the traveler line due to the entry angle?

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Re: Cabin Top Thickness
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2007, 11:22:02 AM »

Yes, Ed, good question.  The answer:  put a bullseye fairlead between the traveler and the cam cleat, unless the cam cleat comes with it's own bullseye.  This picture is without our dodger in place.  The red tracer traveler control line goes from the traveler (then through a small round hole in the dodger glass) to the bullseye and then to the cam cleat.

Dave Sanner posted a picture on an earlier thread about this topic.  He has the swiveling cam cleats, don't know if he used a bullseye.  An advanced search on cam cleats (by) Dave Sanner should find that thread and his picture.
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Re: Cabin Top Thickness
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2007, 11:49:18 AM »

Ed,
Yes there is an elevation change of about 7 to 9 inches but the swivel jam with deck mount that I am using has a fairlead built into it........ so there shouldn't be a problem.  It is a Garhauer jam cleat number 25-31.  I haven't mounted it yet but setting it where I plan to mount it looks like it will work fine without interferring with the winches. 
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