April 19, 2017
The replacement rigging–both running rigging (halyards) and standing rigging–was now complete and on hand at the shop, so I spent some time installing it on the mast, stringing the halyards and reconnecting the rigging before securing things for storage and transport. The only apparent hiccup was that the new boom topping lift was too short–inexplicable since the original, which I’d provided for replication, was clearly and obviously longer. I contacted the rigger to arrange for him to supply an appropriate replacement, and I’d finish installing it later, once it arrived.
To support the lifelines where they ran outside the cap shrouds, I lashed bronze ferules to the stay at the appropriate height–about 18″ from deck–to match the height of the after stanchions. Once the mast was stepped, the lifelines could be disconnected at the turnbuckle aft and run through this ferule, with minor adjustments possible in the lashing depending on the real-world situation when all was said and done.
The final project awaiting completion now was the new interior and cockpit cushions, which were on order and had been patterned already, but final completion would likely be a few weeks hence.
Total time billed on this job today: 2 hours
0600 Weather Observation:
30 °, mainly cloudy. Forecast for the day: Mostly cloudy, 40s