the leaning mast. I thought I had completed the refurbishment of 684. Imagine my distress when I put the mast in and saw it listing to starboard. Seems the bearing mounts are not true in the boat and when it was redecked, everything is out of wack. I have ten mm difference in measurements from edge of deck bearing to gunwhale reference point. Back to the drawing board - I have finally found a use for that trigonometry I studied 40myears ago. keep your fingers crossed
;)Mast is nearly back in column. A bit of surgery to deck bearing to centralise and replacing the bottom bearing with the original offset!!! ( now you notice) one has brought the mast back to vertical. Probably will not go quite so well on Starboard tack now, but port tack will be a lot better. a lesson well learnt.
Probably a bit late to add this but we used to deliberately wind the mast over to starboard a bit (shrouds and unimportant stuff like that) so we would never get burned at the start. Mind you if you turned up at a port tack biased racetrack its a bit easier to wind up some shrouds than move the deck.