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post #10 of Old 02-22-2012
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With the short days and six day work weeks I haven't had time to finish but I did get started. I made up two 1/8" aluminum plates and shaped them to the contour of the mast by bending whit clamps and banging with a rubber mallet. I attached a pair of eyestraps on each plate with countersunk flathead SS 1/4-20 screws from the backside. Then pop riveted each plate to the base of the mast with 12 3/16 aluminum rivets. So now I have four turning blocks at the mast base and didn't have to drill holes in the cabin top. I also installed new Spinlock double deck organizers, one port side one starboard side of cabin top to route the lines aft. Installed a pair of used Lewmar #8 winches I found used on Craigslist for $65 each. All I have left to do is install the two new Garhauer double line clutches and replace the halyards with new line that is an extra 10 feet in length.
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