Cruisers Forum
 


Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 18-06-2012, 07:47   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: PNW
Boat: custom teak ketch 48' Eastwind
Posts: 607
Images: 9
Got my new mast!

Oh boy! I should be sailing in a week!
Geoduck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-06-2012, 08:40   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
skipmac's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: 29 49.16 N 82 25.82 W
Boat: Pearson 422
Posts: 15,046
Re: Got my new mast!

Photos and details....

Wood or Al?

Are you rigging it yourself?

Congratulations.
__________________
The water is always bluer on the other side of the ocean.
Sometimes it's necessary to state the obvious for the benefit of the oblivious.
Rust is the poor man's Loctite.
skipmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-06-2012, 18:44   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: PNW
Boat: custom teak ketch 48' Eastwind
Posts: 607
Images: 9
Re: Got my new mast!

I decided to build it with old growth, VG Doug Fir.
I want to keep this boat as original as I can - kind of like an old antique car.
The wood is flawless, tight grain, no knots, no pitch pockets - 30' lengths - only one scarf joint - 24'' to 1''. We pickled the wood with ethylene glycol, glued it up with West, fastened with silicon bronze. Coated with 2 coats 105/207 West and I'm building up with McCloskie's spar varnish - 4-6 coats ought to do it.
NW Rigging is going to rig it - Navtech fittings.
I'm going to paint the top 3' white just for the hell of it.
I'm thinking on sage green trimmed in satin black for a hull color - maybe.
Geoduck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-06-2012, 19:33   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Montegut LA.
Boat: Now we need to get her to Louisiana !! she's ours
Posts: 3,421
Re: Got my new mast!

AWW Guyee ya got the REAL stuff there ! clean straight doug fir can't be beat !! Sorta like the color combo ya are going with should be out standing!! Please post some pics of the bild if ya can would sure love to see the process, been a long time since I helped with a mast bild !! Congrats
__________________
Bob and Connie
bobconnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-06-2012, 05:09   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: PNW
Boat: custom teak ketch 48' Eastwind
Posts: 607
Images: 9
Re: Got my new mast!

I'll get some pics up in a while - go to my member photos and you can see what the mast USED to look like.....
Geoduck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-06-2012, 05:22   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: West Palm Beach
Boat: Parkins Herreshoff 28
Posts: 854
Re: Got my new mast!

yea pics or it didnt happen birdsmouth construction or hollow rectangle profile?
pressuredrop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-06-2012, 05:42   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: PNW
Boat: custom teak ketch 48' Eastwind
Posts: 607
Images: 9
Re: Got my new mast!

Hollow, rectangle, rabbited front & back, re-enforced at spreaders, tapers from 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 to 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 at the mast head
pictures will be up in a few days - I'm too busy right now trying to get varnish on between rain squalls!
Geoduck is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
mast

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 00:50.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.