Category: Rigging

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…

American Silver

Anyone who has worked on sailboats long enough knows about the superstition of placing coins at the base of the mast for good luck. The good luck is to keep the mast from coming down. I went ahead and placed…

Main Mast Compression Post

This piece had been blocking progress on the forward salon flooring. This is a 3-inch diameter heavy gauge polished stainless steel post that sits between the deck and keel. The purpose is to bear the compression loads from the main…

Mizzen Mast Step

Is in and ain’t coming out! This is one of those things that has been nagging for a while that I just never got around to. But it has become a blocker for some other work in the aft cabin.…

Stem and Stern fittings are IN!

 Having obtained the proper length bolts, the forward staysail chainplate and rear backstay chainplate were installed. With the fiberglass so thick, it involved a lot of boring of the holes with a drill and dremel tool in order to allow…

Last of the Chainplates

Got the rest of the chainplates from the jet cutter. These are for the main and mizzen shrouds and primary backstays. As they will be taking most of the rig loads, I increased the thickness size from 1/4″ to 5/16″…