|Trim Ballast and mast supports|
|The kind folks at the local
scrapyard finally asked for their propane tank and tiger
torch back ( after 6 months ) so back to making ingots!
These are for the trim ballast, about another 2000 lbs.
Gena did this for the most part while I prepared up plate for the mast support.
The mast origionally was to be deck stepped, but we decided for strength reasons to make it keel stepped. A minor alteration of the interior makes it possible. Having a keel stepped mast to me is more romantic, ie seeing the hulk of a mast coming through the plush interior giving a constant reminder that we're at sea! hehe
For the base plate we are
going to use 1/2" plate. This will be covered in
more detail when we arrive to that point.
Me tapping plates into alignment for the mast support
8 hours- made and stored 2400 lbs lead ingots, put in longit. mast support frames. Welded in aft sump plate.Primed pilothouse roof and cabintop!