The mast has been raised. It needs a bit of rake, so there will be a small block of wood in the tabernacle. The forestay is simply running from the bowsprit through a block at the masthead down to the tabernacle. Even without any purchase, it is easy to haul up the mast for the … Continue reading Mast raised
The boat has been moved onto its trailer. Thanks to Susan, Allin and Lenny, the procedure went relatively smoothly. A couple of small scratches, which are easily touched up, occurred when the bow needed to be lifted onto the rails (bunks). The trailer setup is pretty good. The bowsprit and the bob stay can stay in … Continue reading Finally some room in the shed
All the pad-eyes, cleats and fairleads have been installed. All these items are bedded down with marine sealant, and all the screws have been 'dipped' in sealant to keep things dry. The horn cleat on the starboard side of the tabernacle is for the topping lift. All lines required to reduce sail (topping lift, throat- and … Continue reading Rigging hardware
The cutout in the transom is now complete, and I managed to get some paint into the setback storage areas. This is leftover blue paint from the hull.
I applied some anti-slip paint to the cabin roof. The last coat of white enamel has been rolled onto the cockpit deck and onto the transom. Once the the paint is dry, I can mask off the outside edges of the non-slip areas on the cockpit deck. The table/seat has been sanded, and it has … Continue reading Paint and table/seat
I made the legs/supports for the companion way seat/table from some leftover 10 mm plywood. Now I have to get some suitable hinges. The slots in the frame stop the seat/table from moving about. The yellow (and blue) tape masks off the areas that will be treated with a coat of non-slip paint. I bought $2.00 … Continue reading Furniture (2)
The motor installation is almost completed. The timber parts need a coat of varnish and the piece of cardboard protector needs to be replaced with a piece of hard rubber sheet. Meanwhile, I started to make a piece of furniture for the companion way. This table/seat will hook over the companion way flange, and a … Continue reading Furniture