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Chainplates : Before and After

Posted on Tue 31 May 2011 in articles • Tagged with Projects, Systems - Rigging

Here’s a series of shots of polishing and installing our chainplates. We polished them by hand starting by cleaning them with water and a scouring pad, then sanding them with progressively higher grained papers. The first go was with 100 grit and we ended up at 1200 grit. Mounting …


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Relocate, Rebuild and Rebed the Mainsheet winch

Posted on Thu 09 December 2010 in articles • Tagged with Projects, Systems - Rigging

New winch layout

Backing plates

In it’s original, more outboard location, a handle in the mainsheet winch could only be rotated about 1/2 way round because it hit the dodger. to grind in the sheet you had to saw back and forth on the handle. I like to get up on the winch …


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Windvane Comparison

Posted on Fri 24 September 2010 in articles • Tagged with Systems - Rigging

Here’s a brief comparison of different windvanes I did including prices


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Dawn up the mast

Posted on Tue 03 August 2010 in articles • Tagged with Destinations - Shilshole Bay Marina, Projects, Systems - Rigging

Here’s a shot of Dawn at the masthead installing the stop on the sail track as the sun sets at Shilshole Bay Marina. You can see a close-up here.

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I would have installed it when the mast was …


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Big Weekend

Posted on Mon 21 June 2010 in articles • Tagged with Projects, Systems - Hull, Systems - Rigging

I love to update the blog with checkboxes as we go. Feels good to celebrate the wins and document our progress. As you know we’re working toward stepping our masts on Thursday 24 June.

I got all the pins from Andersen Machine Shop in Port Townsend and they were …


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Custom Clevis Pins Ordered

Posted on Tue 08 June 2010 in articles • Tagged with Systems - Rigging

I only need this pins and then we can re-step the masts!!

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+----------------------+----------------------+----------------------+
| A                    | .625” (5/8”)         | .269” (7/16”)        |
+----------------------+----------------------+----------------------+
| B                    | .719” (23/32”)       | .563” (9/16”)        |
+----------------------+----------------------+----------------------+
| C                    | .125” (1/8”)         | .125” (1/8”)         |
+----------------------+----------------------+----------------------+
| D                    | .875” (7/8”)         | .625” (5/8”)         |
+----------------------+----------------------+----------------------+
| E                    | 1.125” (1-1/8”)      | .75” (3/4”)          |
+----------------------+----------------------+----------------------+
| F                    | .125 …

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Installing Rebedding Chainplates

Posted on Tue 25 May 2010 in articles • Tagged with Projects, Systems - Rigging

Before

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The chainplates were previously pulled and cleaned up with a Scrotchbrite pad and water.

They were then polished by sanding with progressively finer grades of sand paper starting at 120 grit and going up to 1200 grit.

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Plates were then dry fitted and marked with tape so we knew …


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Things are coming along !!

Posted on Tue 25 May 2010 in articles • Tagged with Projects, Systems - Hull, Systems - Rigging

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Dawn has finished re-installing the chainplates. She used leftover butyl from the portlight installation to seal the chainplates as they go through the deck and then put the cover plates on with 4200 and screws. The picture is is before she’s pushed all the butyl in.

She’s also …


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Chainplate Installation

Posted on Mon 10 May 2010 in articles • Tagged with Projects, Systems - Rigging

 This is our chainplate. There are many like it, but this one is ours.

“This is our chainplate. There are many like it, but this one is ours.”

Dawn worked on the chainplates this weekend and here’s proof of progress. For our friends and family who don’t have boats, the chainplates bolt to the boat below decks and are the mechanical connection …


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Running Rigging – How much line do you need?

Posted on Mon 19 April 2010 in articles • Tagged with Projects, Systems - Rigging

I just spent a good amount time tonight going over my spreadsheet for the running rigging. This sheet includes every line on the boat both ones I need to replace immediately before the masts go back up (topping lifts, running back, etc) and lines that I can wait to do …


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