Jasmine 73


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 29, 2018

Jasmine 73

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To finish up the lazy jacks on the mainmast, I determined appropriate locations on the boom to accept the two lower legs and installed small eye straps on each side, then led another length of line from one location to the other, leading up through the turning block at the end of the main control line.  I secured the lines to snap hooks for easy installation and removal as desired.

By adjusting the single control line on the forward side of the mast, the lazy jacks could be easily deployed or retracted forward along the boom to the gooseneck.

The masthead light assembly featured a threaded top to accept a Windex mount, but in this case the nearby VHF antenna interfered with the proper rotation of the wind indicator.  So I made a simple offset with some aluminum stock to extend the Windex mount further aft to allow clearance past the antenna, and also improve visibility of the vane from the cockpit.

Total time billed on this job today:  1 hour

0600 Weather Observation:  25°, clear.  Forecast for the day:  Mainly sunny, high around 50°, increasing clouds late in the day and light rain overnight