Hunter 28.5 Fixture aft of jib/genoa winch?

Jun 18, 2020
18
Hunter 28.5 Baltimore
There are two screws that are seated on top of what appears to be a small teak base about 1.5' aft of my headsail winches on the combing of the cockpit of my 1986 Hunter 28.5. It is a mystery to me what type of fixture may have been mounted on these bases. Cheek block for jib/genoa? Beverage holders? Jib/Genoa block?

I've looked for photos of the 28.5 and I just can't find one that depicts that part of the cock pit.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

rob
 
Feb 21, 2013
3,908
Hunter 46 Point Richmond, CA
Photo(s) would be helpful. Is it (or are they) are on both sides of the cockpit and are there holes in them for mounting hardware. My first inclination s a turning block for a spinnaker or large geneoa.
 
Jun 18, 2020
18
Hunter 28.5 Baltimore
Yes, both sides of cockpit. Appreciate the feedback will grab some photos to see if the mystery can be solved.
 
Feb 21, 2013
3,908
Hunter 46 Point Richmond, CA
Sounds like we have a contest called "name that thing". Once we see a photo the answer should be obvious.
 

BobH57

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Oct 23, 2019
80
Hunter 410 Solomons, MD
I had a Hunter 28.5 back in the late 80's/early 90's (great boat!) and I'm thinking those are probably cam cleat mounts for the jib sheets.
 
Jun 18, 2020
18
Hunter 28.5 Baltimore
BobH57, Thanks, that thought did cross my mind. When the weather clears later this week, I'll grab some pictures and post them. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!
 
Jun 18, 2020
18
Hunter 28.5 Baltimore
Here are the images I promised as we investigate the mysterious fixtures that reside behind my jib winches on either side of my 1986 Hunter 28.5. Sorry it took so long. Let the guessing continue...

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