Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: North Carolina
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Re: Island Packet 35
The connection of stays to the mast are very good. The rigger was happy with their condition. The lower stays go on lugs integral to the mast. The upper back stays connect to a ss plate. The upper side stays connect inside the mast somehow, not sure exactly how. Itís an Isomat mast. The old chain plates showed no sign of rust and no cracks. I hope to sail this boat for some time but I also thought it may be too big and expensive for me to keep. I try to keep an open mind about it.
Iím currently working on finishing the cap rail and rub rail. My carpenter quit after l asked him for some real progress in exchange for the money I was throwing at him. I couldnít find anyone to do it so Iím doing it myself. Itís almost done. Will finish laying the last pieces today and tomorrow. If weather allows, of course. We had a lot of rain here. Then I will sand, fair, and varnish or paint the rails. My cockpit railing is almost done. Next week I will be installing a rigid bimini with solar panels on top. I have room for about 400 watts of panels but I will start with 200. I am still waiting for my wind generator tower to be made. Hopefully next week as well.
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