Years ago, I installed a hydraulic backstay adjuster on Touche'.  Hot dog!
Picked the boat up from the yard and went out on the lake to try it out.
Cranked it down and, oops, the head door wouldn't open.  Temporary boat
rule:  nobody uses the head going upwind.  Downwind, backstay off, door
opened fine.

Didn't take long to discover deteriorated mast step.  Tightened the rig,
the mast was driven downward into the boat.  The turning blocks on the mast
pushed the collar down, deformed the cabin roof and bound up the head door.

Rebuilt mast step solved issue.

Your experience may be different.

Dennis C.
Touche' 35-1 #83
Mandeville, LA

On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 1:43 PM, Patrick Davin via CnC-List <
cnc-list@cnc-list.com> wrote:

> I've had this (minor) issue over a year where we can't fully close the
> v-berth door on our Landfall 38.
>
> At first I thought it was just due to heat expansion of the wood in the
> summer, but it started roughly after I tightened the main shrouds a couple
> turns (due to masthead fall off in higher winds). And this winter when I
> had the mast out for rerig I noticed the v-berth door closed fine.
>
> Is this just normal flex for C&C's?  Anyone else had this issue?
>
> It's binding at the door jamb and the lower right half of the door. I
> tried to check the bulkhead to hull and deck joints, but it's hard to
> inspect those much since they're covered by a permanent liner.
>
> Releasing backstay tension doesn't help. So I suspect it's the fwd lowers
> or main shrouds that flex the hull the tiny amount needed to squeeze the
> door frame. I double checked that the tie rods are adequately tensioned and
> there's no upward inflexion of the deck at the U-bolts.
>
> The only thing I can think to do would be to sand down the lower half of
> the door edge and revarnish it.
>
> -Patrick
> 1984 C&C Landfall 38
> Seattle, WA
>
>
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