Thursday, April 9, 2009

Making an Anchor or "parking" sail

Materials consist of old sail, bungie cord and hooks to hold sail taught down and forward, jiffy grommets to reinforce sail where halyard and hooks attach, and finally four ronstan snap shackles to hold sail to backstay. I will sew black sunbrella around trim since I have some left over from lifeline cushions. I ordered everything from Sailrite.
I have all my materials except for the sewing machine. I got a singer on ebay for $40. Should be here in a year since they shipped it to hawaii via boat. Thanks for that.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

rebuilding sliding hatch

old and new comparison

Shiny, awlgripped, light gray, G10 base plates for my pulpits and stanchions. I'll shape and bevel them later. Small squares will be round and rectangles will be rounded rectangles for the stanchion bases.

Back of hatch

Front of hatch Painted. Couple of bubbles but not a bad job for the hatch.

Faired, ready for primer

filet mix with west system and micro ballons

glassed over filet for reinforcement