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.
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.
BRACKET DETAIL BEFORE & AFTER OXIDATION REMOVAL
Above: FOREMAST with BOOM AND GAFF READY FOR NEW SAILS (repositioned next to gantry for raising)
STRAP BRACKETS SECURED
READY TO RAISE
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.