Category: Masts

Another Grab Bag Weekend

Lots of little things done… no major tasks finished… Engine Exhaust Port With the steering gear and supporting framing installed, I was able to spot the engine exhaust port. With the boat being a center cockpit design, and the engine…

Canadian Silver

The mizzen mast compression post will be fitted soon. This provides an opportunity for more superstition. Recall we fitted an American Eagle silver coin at the base of the main mast compression post, for luck, to prevent the mast from…

Mast Step Repair, Part 2

Smoothed and leveled the newly laid glass with a grinder to prepare for final surface glass and fairing. Next, a fiberglass tube thru-deck for the main mast gadget wiring. Before laying the bulk glass, I had cored the mast spot…

Mast Step Repair, Part 1

Recall that some intruding water had been discovered in the plywood core of the main mast step. After cutting out the top layer of laminate, it was discovered the plywood was only wet, and not “soft”. Soft indicates rotting plywood,…

Mizzen Mast Step

Well, this weekend on the Westsail wasn’t as productive as last. I had some non-boat errands to run which ate into time. But, I did get the mizzen mast step laminated. This is the “floor piece” that will support the…