Once known as Hartley18
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Re: Bob Perry's take on Wolfenzee's dream boat
Spruce is far less prone to checking, and if it does, the checks are tiny
My mast is a single piece of bare, air dried sitka spruce, 40 ft long 4x6 inches no glue , only three knots the size of your little finger nail in it. Been up there 29 years, no problems.
Oh, so it's a modern one then?? My new mast, a couple of feet longer than yours and exquisitely designed and fabricated (and glued) so it's a helluva lot lighter than yours must be, was first raised in 1957..
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"
Last edited by Classic30; 06-03-2013 at 07:42 PM.