Jasmine 72


Jasmine, a 1972 Allied Seawind 30' ketch


Project Complete:  431.75 Total Hours

Scope of Project:   Deck core repairs and other deck-related work and refinishing; rigging and chainplate work; electrical overhaul; install Norvane windvane; sundry upgrades and maintenance.  No hull work.

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March 28, 2018

Jasmine 72

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Taking advantage of better-than-expected weather, and with a less-than-optimistic temperature forecast for most of April, I moved Jasmine’s main mast from its storage area over to the other side of the building and near the boat, where I had more convenient access.  I had just a few small tasks to complete on the spar, beginning with the final installation of the masthead light assembly.  I secured my new mounting platform to the masthead with a screw through one of the original strap bolt holes, then secured the aluminum light fixture with three machine screws into the holes I’d already prepared.  I secured the wiring with a rubber-lined clamp that I attached to another of the masthead strap bolts.

With a drum sander, I pared down the plastic wiring fitting at the base of the mast till I could slide on the 1-1/8″ hose I’d purchased as a conduit.  This hose could be cut to the proper length later for routing the wires from the mast through the deck and into the head for connection.

Next, I started the installation of a lazy-jack system, a retractable and simple system I’d been using for many years.  On. each side of the mast, a few feet above the spreaders, I installed a small cheek block for the main control lines, using two machine screws in tapped holes, all protected with Tef-Gel.  I ran a continuous line  through these blocks and through another block on the front side of the mast, from which I then led a tension line down towards the mast base.  This arrangement formed the main part of the system and allowed easy tensioning and retraction of the jacks if desired.  It’s a difficult system to photograph and works more easily than I can describe it, though I’ve done so in various other project logs in past years.

By now, it was late in the day, and I left the remaining lazy jack installation–all on the boom itself–for another time.  I’d also repeat the installation on the mizzen mast another time.

Total time billed on this job today:  2 hours

0600 Weather Observation:  32°, cloudy.  Forecast for the day:  Rain or snow shower, then mainly cloudy, 40s (it ended up being sunny and mid-50s during the afternoon)