Monday 2 March 2020

Closing up the mast

With the successful work on shrouds etc, I have the details that I need to now confidently close the mast up.

First I made a plug to reinforce the shroud and jib halyard exit box area.

This has a diagonal channel inside for halyards.

I knocked up a little piece of Jarrah to close up the top.

And finally I tapered the last three staves, and cut fishmouths into two of them, so now it all sits neatly.

The good news is that I can lift this by myself even now. From here it's only going to get lighter as I plane and sand the mast into an oval.

Now to mix up a heroic batch of epoxy.

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