The Schooner Update

The Schooner Update

After a lot of recuts and returns to the drawing board progress is here. You might be asking, what about that other sail? I just wasn’t happy with it. There was a lot of unwieldiness and such. Trust me. It just wasn’t right. 
So, I started from the ground up so to speak (I’ll post about that next). And so, here we go…    Some explanation of what’s happening.

FORE MAST

To the Left: FORE MAST with BOOM AND GAFF ATTACHED READY FOR NEW SAILS

To the Right: The two part bracket secures the sail top and bottom to the boom and gaff like a fabric strap.
The “front” piece acts as a “bolt” attaching the sail to the “back” piece which slides onto the pipes.

Strap bracket front (and back bolt)
Strap bracket back (on pipe)

BRACKET DETAIL BEFORE & AFTER OXIDATION REMOVAL

Oxidized
Oxidation removed
FRONT PART OF STRAPS PLACED ON SAIL.
BOOM with strap bracket backs

Above: FOREMAST with BOOM AND GAFF READY FOR NEW SAILS (repositioned next to gantry for raising)

1 MAST 9
BOOM BRACKET
1 MAST 90
GAFF BRACKET
Fore Sail unattached

STRAP BRACKETS SECURED
AND MAST
READY TO RAISE

Fore Sail Attached
Mast Raised (front)
Looking up
Mast Raised (back)
Mast Base Detail
Base lowering

Above: Base pivoting as it lowers to clear the base plate bolts.

There it is. Raised, unanchored ! And…  It was lifted manually. Safely. 
I’m really happy with it now.
Let me know what you think below.

comment? question? critique? Tell us what do you think ?

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