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Re: Spirit 23 modifications

traveler pics from the inside looking towards the stern
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Homemade Tiller

Here's a pic of the tiller I made. Quite easy actually. Just bond layers of oak & cherry alternately then shape with a bandsaw, and / or rasp file till you get the shape you want then sand & varnish it. Comes out ok with little effort.
In this picture you can also see the lower part of the vertical aft mast support. The wedge shaped block that attaches to the table support ring is a mod to the mod (do I need a new thread for this? LOL) needed due to the aft traveller being more forward & interfering with the original placement of the support.
Also you may or may not notice the white plunger in a grey holder on the bottom left. This is the button for the hose primer for engine priming. I didn't want the fuel hose showing in the cockpit so I made a fiberglass mold of the bulb and mounted it inside the transom with this plunger squeezing it.
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traveler pics from the inside looking towards the stern
Here you go, view is looking aft. Traveller track is mounted on a 316L stainless 1"X 1" square tube & welded at an optimal angle to the vertical stantions.
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yeah you should do a seperate post on your mast support .. i was trying to figure out how to keep my pvc support from sliding 2'PVC worked but i was really nerveous so i will be going to aluminum tubing
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yeah you should do a seperate post on your mast support .. i was trying to figure out how to keep my pvc support from sliding 2'PVC worked but i was really nerveous so i will be going to aluminum tubing
Sorry I'm a bit slow this AM. Are you using aluminum tubing for the vertical aft support? I think I'll need a picture. The purpose of a 2x4 is when your rolling the mast back to position it into the mast foot the 2x4 has a broader surface for cushioning against the transom than a pipe would. Also it allows the addition of 2 pieces that fit into the gutter drain that keeps it from moving away.
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Topping Lift Attachment

Viewed below is the topping lift attachment to the upper part of the mast. Quite simple actually, 2 pieces of 3/4" X 1/8" flat bar attached on either side of the AFT stay which allows the topping lift rope to attach.
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Forward Bulkhead Mod

Attached is couple of pictures of the FWD blkhd taken while it was off to do the windlass installation (other thread). Since the solenoids & motor is behind this I wanted a quick method of removal of this blkhd. So I installed 2 locating pins that fit into 2 holes I drilled in the FWD settee. So the blkhd slips into these holes and is attached with 2 screws on top. It turned out to be quite a solid setup.

Also you may notice the magnets. The steel bar is held both in the open & closed positions. While in either position the fabric is held taunt so it looks way better than it did originally.
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Here you go, view is looking aft. Traveller track is mounted on a 316L stainless 1"X 1" square tube & welded at an optimal angle to the vertical stantions.
Your traveller is over the transom? Why did you chose to do it that way? I have been watching the local shows for a traveller for my Spirit and I am currently planning on mounting it above the cabin, where the companion way hatch top ends
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Your traveller is over the transom? Why did you chose to do it that way? I have been watching the local shows for a traveller for my Spirit and I am currently planning on mounting it above the cabin, where the companion way hatch top ends
1) It reduces cockpit rope mess
2) It's where I sit so it's handy
3) I don't bump my head on it
4) Traveller is more efficient further AFT
5) Won't interfer with raising the pop top
6) I like it there better
7) The tiller is not marked up with the aft stays anymore.
8) I could.


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Re: Spirit 23 modifications

the bow rollers on my trailer were constanly putting gouges in my hull , and from the looks of all the gouges that were in there when i bought the boat it looks like its been going on for a long time.

really poor looking set up , i wanted to fix the hull but needed to fix the cause first
the first picture is the way the trailer was , the 2nd and 3rd pictures are the mod's
done now , i still have to add some padded wooden ears to the part that comes in contact
with the hull .

also the old winch was busted and i was pulling the boat up with a com along , so now it has a
3500 lb winch need to finish installing that .
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