Sunday, October 26, 2008

A little more progress.

Once again, just when you think you are almost finished, those couple of little details end up taking a whole weekend to sort out.

Mast up.

Sewing the jib.

Jib up. Not happy with the zipper pocket as it is screwing up the shape. going to remove it and redo.

Jib track.

Kite up.

More kite.

Traveller etc.

Deck layout.

More spinnaker.

The spinnaker snuffer. A kids toy cart, perfect shape. Just got toput a bit of ten mm aluminium tube to take the haliyard abrasion.

Experimenting with the snuffer position.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sign Writing

Apologies to anyone who may be a sign writer.

I have a real problem with paying $300 for a simple sign that just requires someone to hit print on the vinyl cutting machine.


I did it myself.

Pretty happy with the result.

The mask.

Mask on hull.

Removing the mask.

No excuses when your brush has a name like this.

Still waiting on the taxi checker tape. Ordered it from the States and got absolutely massacered on the exchange rate.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

All those little jobs

Spent the weekend with he who can't be named doing all of those little crappy jobs that look like nothing but end up taking half a day.
Footstraps on, rudder pintles on, rudder foils sanded, CB's sanded, and more buffing.

Pintles Fitted

Foot Straps

And hey Joann, no I haven't bounced on it but I've found someone who has.

Also...Florin Isvoranu, how come when I go to your cat blog I can't get in???

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Tramp and Buffing.

The trampoline is tensioned up and finished. (Broke one rivet gun on the 5mm monel rivets, second one lasted.)

The tramp is from Goodall sails (AHPC) and they were awesome. The guy who made it included a hand drawn diagram with the button spacing measurements and a couple of long distance phone calls just to check on what I wanted. Highly recommend them.

Above and below pics show underside of beams with attachment points.

Apart from that we've been doing plenty of buffing, fitting the centreboards, and a bit of tidying up on the mast.

Starting to get a shine up.