Beginning my Main mast build (repost to general forum)

  • 01 Apr 2019 13:02
    Reply # 7254608 on 7239560

    I have an article in documents on how to make a  birds

    outh mast.

  • 27 Mar 2019 21:05
    Reply # 7248248 on 7241916
    Anonymous wrote:

    Randy,

    What a marvelous project!  I would second what Annie said about a blog, if you have the inspiration. Annie, does that link that Randy posted not let you see it? It seems like it's a Facebook "page" that should let folks who are not signed up with Facebook see it too.

    On the Facebook subject, Randy, I wonder if you might be interested in the FB group International Junk Rig: Sailing Old and New. I'm quite sure that folks there would also love to hear about your project. But only if it doesn't take away from posting here!

    Shemaya

    Hi Shemaya, thanks! 

    I just joined that group... looks interesting!

    I’ll definitely post there.

    Starting another blog seems a lot to take on... I’ve about 5 I’ve begun and lost interest in keeping up... but this is a much more exciting project, so might suit that. I’ll consider.

    Thanks for your interest  

  • 24 Mar 2019 20:08
    Reply # 7242282 on 7241916
    Shemaya wrote:

    Annie, does that link that Randy posted not let you see it?

    No, after a few seconds it blocked out everything with demands that I sign in or join Facebook.  Irritating to say the least!
  • 24 Mar 2019 11:15
    Reply # 7241916 on 7239560

    Randy,

    What a marvelous project!  I would second what Annie said about a blog, if you have the inspiration. Annie, does that link that Randy posted not let you see it? It seems like it's a Facebook "page" that should let folks who are not signed up with Facebook see it too.

    On the Facebook subject, Randy, I wonder if you might be interested in the FB group International Junk Rig: Sailing Old and New. I'm quite sure that folks there would also love to hear about your project. But only if it doesn't take away from posting here!

    Shemaya

  • 24 Mar 2019 01:55
    Reply # 7241638 on 7239560

    (I couldn't get onto the reply window, for some reason)  It all sounds very exciting, Randy.  You're probably too busy to do a blog, but it would be great to see more updates here, for those of us who don't use Facebook!
  • 22 Mar 2019 09:09
    Message # 7239560

    Hi All, it's been ages since I've posted here. I wanted to bring things up to date on my Classic Irish Trawler refit and rig to Junk.

    I began work on the vessel over three years ago, and still have a large amount to do. I've replanked her from the waterline up, put a new 1 ½" ply deck on, and built a New pilot house from oak frames lined with ¾" ply. We've just installed our new Yew table a friend made for us and butcher block counter tops. Below, I've roughed out the main cabin and head, under a section of the deck we raised, and mostly completed an after cabin with room for 5, a table and movie viewing projection wall . I had new fuel tanks built and installed them, and have been out and about enjoying her when I can under power.

    you can see progress here: Whaleheart

    I had Alan Boswell, do up plans, of which I think looking cracking. Any thoughts from members of any noticeable concern, I'd be grateful to hear

    I'm building the Main mast at present with douglas fir. I have long clean lengths. We are building it hollow. Cutting of the planks begins next week. Exciting stuff!


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