Sunday, 15 March 2015

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Wooden mast refurbishment

Hear are a few details of the final assembly of all the mast parts. I have said in the past to and engine orientated friend (simon r) that sails are far simpler than engines but now i am not so sure. The whole wind catching system when you consider all the parts not forgetting hull and ballast and sails is a complex thing and not one you can invent easily.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Galvanising mast parts

I had know idea how excited i would be when i set eyes on my freshly galvanised parts. Manu thanks to premier galvanizing alex in hull for there great service.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Wooden mast spreaders with copper roof

Ok this is perhaps taking it to far for the over all condition of the boat. But i am thinking long term and a little extra work now means far less maintenance later on. How long do think these copper roofed varnished oak spreaders will last? More than 15 years i think. Oak balls above and below on the wire, will act as rollers for the jib to make a snag and reduced chaff passage on tacks too.