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Old 27-04-2014, 18:38   #346
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Yes, most helpful. Are there cotter pins or something otherwise providing stops on the ends of the pin to prevent it from working itself out? Not an issue under normal circumstances I'm sure, but was thinking more in the event of an (unlikely) knock-down/roll-over.

Also, one of your later yard pics shows what appears to be a vertical slot or opening at the bottom of the mast. Is this where the pin slides through?

I enjoyed your last comment where you mentioned that, along with plumbing & electrical projects, you're going sailing!
Yes the sailing will be soon, although I have no mainsail. I will try to make the best of it. It will be genoa, staysail, and storm trysail. Lol.

As far as the mast step goes, the big clevis pin that goes through the mast and step does get cotter pins on both sides.

The mast step slides into the vertical slot on the mast base. Here is a picture of the step and the base of the mast.
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Old 28-04-2014, 09:58   #347
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Yes the sailing will be soon, although I have no mainsail. I will try to make the best of it. It will be genoa, staysail, and storm trysail. Lol.

As far as the mast step goes, the big clevis pin that goes through the mast and step does get cotter pins on both sides.

The mast step slides into the vertical slot on the mast base. Here is a picture of the step and the base of the mast.
OK, now it makes sense. Your pics & explanation will be a big help when it comes time to remove my own mast. I have also noted your series of pics, etc. where you removed the mast step apparatus, cleaned everything up, & reinstalled. Thanks for all the information.

Looking forward to hearing about your first sail, mainsail or no mainsail!
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Old 28-04-2014, 19:23   #348
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OK, now it makes sense. Your pics & explanation will be a big help when it comes time to remove my own mast. I have also noted your series of pics, etc. where you removed the mast step apparatus, cleaned everything up, & reinstalled. Thanks for all the information.

Looking forward to hearing about your first sail, mainsail or no mainsail!
Thanks! I might even take a video of the sail. I am glad to be a help. When do you think you will pull your mast? Also, where are you located?
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Old 28-04-2014, 19:45   #349
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Today we installed the Spartite. I have used it many times on other boats. But never on mine. I like the stuff.

My last boat had the teak wedges that always would wiggle loose. When I put a new spar (Selden) on the boat, it came with these cool big rubber pads that solved the wedge problem forever. So, I never had a reason to Spartite the collar area.

I do have big plans for this area. I plan on using the mast boot tape over the Spartite, followed by the rubber boot and then when I get a mainsail cover made, I will have a decorative matching Sunbrella cover made. Overkill yes. But I hate leaks.

Wednesday I am moving the boat back to the shop and we are doing the final work on the mast:

Running a halyard and topping lift.
Installing the Windex.
Dockside rig tune.
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Old 28-04-2014, 20:21   #350
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Re: Refitting a Compass 47

Boy, you guys are getting close! Bet you can hardly wait!

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Old 29-04-2014, 20:57   #351
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Thanks! I might even take a video of the sail. I am glad to be a help. When do you think you will pull your mast? Also, where are you located?
Pulling the mast is on the list, but not on the "A" list as of yet. Conventional wisdom says to pull it every few years and inspect the mast step, etc., but mine still looks pretty good.

My boat is currently berthed in Norfolk, VA but I've had it in various places over the years from Miami to the Chesapeake Bay. I live 2K miles away and try to do all my own maintenance so it's a challenge. CF in general and project threads like yours & Minaret's have been a big help.

Would love to see pics and maybe a vid of your first sail. I've had plenty of challenges improving & maintaining my Bristol, but nothing compared to what you guys took on. Congrats!
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Pulling the mast is on the list, but not on the "A" list as of yet. Conventional wisdom says to pull it every few years and inspect the mast step, etc., but mine still looks pretty good.

My boat is currently berthed in Norfolk, VA but I've had it in various places over the years from Miami to the Chesapeake Bay. I live 2K miles away and try to do all my own maintenance so it's a challenge. CF in general and project threads like yours & Minaret's have been a big help.

Would love to see pics and maybe a vid of your first sail. I've had plenty of challenges improving & maintaining my Bristol, but nothing compared to what you guys took on. Congrats!
Wow 2k miles away. I bet that can make things complicated.
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Yesterday:
Rig tuned.
The boom is installed
The main halyard and topping lift are installed.
Windex installed.

And today:
Cleaned, polished, and installed my halyard exit covers in the mast.
Measured the mainsheet and boom vang.
Ordered mainsheet and vang line

I had to move the boat to the shop and back by myself. Man it is a big boat. Good thing everything went well. I have operated big boats before, but always with crew. Mildly scary.
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Way to go cpa!

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Old 18-05-2014, 07:05   #357
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It has been a while since I have posted. After the mast went up I slowed down a bit and have been focusing on little projects that were half completed. I am not very financially healthy lol, so it is time for budget work.
Here is the list:

-I finished installing the sound deadening in the engine area and washed/waxed the motor.

-finished installing the cabin lights.

-I found the missing aft head trim and installed it.

-I gave the boat a final interior deep clean before the new cushions showed up.

-We finally purchased the mainsheet and vang lines. I spliced them and installed them.

-Installed the old genoa on the furler.

-Finished sealing up the mast collar with BL Lifeseal, mast boot tape, and the mast boot. So far major rain and no leaks.

-We took the boat out and motored around for a little bit, but there was no wind.

Here are some pictures.
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Oh yeah I forgot the cushions. We had the main salon and nav seat cushions made with cream colored Brisa. The berth cushions we did with a matching microfiber that is super soft. The aft stateroom has a memory foam mattress. I have always traditionally used blue fabrics down below, but I felt the interior was just too dark and decided to try to add some light.

JSI/Island Nautical did the cushions and did a great job. I used to work in the sail loft at JSI when I was younger. Here are the pictures. Talk about instant gratification. Of course now I am paranoid about keeping them clean.
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I was looking at these the other day.

Day one 6/19/2011:

I have a few more small projects left then on to the electrical and plumbing.
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She's certainly a whole different animal now. Nice work!
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