Sunday, May 19, 2013

Repairs to the skiff

I figured a shape and made the cuts for a new mast partner.
The first replacement mast partner being test fitted.
I decided that it looked to bulky compared to the rest of the boat, so, I cut it down in thickness.  I took it down to 1 inch.  It is still 3/4 inch thicker than the rest of the frames on the boat, but that extra 1/4 inch is the laminated part that will give it some more integrity.  That combined with the open mouth design should allow it to do it's job.  We shall see.

I am also adding 4 holes for belaying pins, 2 for the mast itself and 2 for rigging.  I don't plan on fiberglassing the step this time.

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