if canes didnt add to wood rot i didnt know was so awesome ly advanced under white paint. ok , next time no white paint. i wanna SEE the bludi rot, thankyou, not count on decent wood when it aint so.
oh by the way.. never presume your taiwanese boat had spruce spars.. rodlmffao.
seems mine are made of no longer vailable green teak .
beautiful boom and it is covered in white paint. gag cough choke spew…oops.. kids present…so what do i wanna cover the epoxy with after my parota wood spars are created????
with chopped off masts i can half mast it into mazatlan …. with full spars i will die.
easy choice. where’s the damn sawzall….wish it were that easy….. we will know soon what the agenda is for this repair. yes it will be done prolly completed in mazatlan. there is no crane here for pulling masts. this does solve the problem of the windmill removal, however….. wont have to climb to remove– lower down easily–electricity is dismantled first by patricia then uninstalled inside by me…. soooo….. momma nature is facilitating my repairs.. just hoping for a window during which repairs do not scream at me to be done asap….
i will take pix of boom innards so y’all can see the beautiful wood.. wish it were still gorgeous not rotty.
and to design sail cover that is kinder to teak wood booms…. donot wish this again. even if it was damnnear 40 years before problems happened…and, no wonder my masts had such healthy bases….rodl.
i have seen a roller furl set up that could well work, as booms would be left without covers and sail is loose footed, which is fine. i will be checking htis out in mazatlan.. i saw this set up on lung ta and then a similar set up on the mainsail of a newly purchased boat of a friend… could well keep the rain out of th e wooden boom. i would have to find new homes for the battens–is a fully battened smaller than original mainsail. and a sewing machine… will definiitely need one of those
i will be having masts inspected before further misadventures in wood creations. the carpintero agrees. mebbe we can raise his son up mast once we know it is ok and strong…. i need desperately to tighten my triatic stay. and tune rig, as triatic is floppy and very loose. i know the rake of masts is helping that be as it is, and 4 yrs of not being addressed….. was fine before i became stuck in pair a dice…