Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Mast Hardware Removed

A video update this time. I removed the rest of the mast hardware today, except for a couple things. Those will be easy to remove, which is seen in the video.

The mast is currently painted so I'll sand it down to bare metal and then it'll be ready to send off to a shop for a paint job.

In other non-boat related news...

The last few days have been a bit...         Interesting.

Woke up last Saturday morning to the sound of pounding at the front door. Opened the door to be greeted by three police officers asking me about my truck. Turns out, there was a hit and run some time during the night. Front driver side bumper was smashed in. Part of the bumper pressed into the tire too and not able to be driven. My truck was hit hard enough, there was skid marks from the tires two feet long.

most of the debris was from the other vehicle

Funny thing, to me at least, the other car didn't "run" very far. Just up the road a bit, still within sight of the truck, also parked on the side road by the neighborhood, it was obvious who did it. Front driver side front end smashed in, airbag deployed, bumper falling off, and isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

It's nice having a good strong truck. Insurance is taking care of my truck and it has already been towed off to the body shop for repairs.


  1. I think that SS bracket, with the three screws, that was on top of the mast is for a spinnaker. You would add a block to the bracket loop to support an external halyard. Sorry about the truck.

  2. We drive full size trucks for that reason reason.

  3. You and I are nearly neck and neck heading into mast refitment. That is next on my plate before splash. Am considering if I should venture into a mast refinshing now or wait till next year. Am also looking at doing it myself and what to use on it.

    1. Your project list seems pretty short right now. Or at least shorter than it was. Might be able to complete the rest of the list and go sailing. Or, take care of it now so you don't have to lower the mast later, then you can spend your time sailing afterwards. I'm hopeful I'll be able to launch in Spring, but I have a lot of work left to do.