There are many boat projects this spring after a couple of years delaying this and that. One that I suspected would be quick was straightening out the boom gallows. It had been side loaded at some unknown time and bent about two inches off center. You could hardly notice unless you looked at it from directly aft or forward. Most of the bending occurred in the mounting hardware at the base, so there was the worry that water was now able to make it in and rot the deck....
Starting in on winter boat projects with the yankee jib I got used last year. It was about $1000 less expensive than a new jib and is in pretty good shape, only 10% smaller than Mimi Rose's original yankee, and pretty clean. Only one problem, the foot was stretched a bit on the previous boat, probably by being sheeted tight against a shroud. No worries, just add a foot line. The hardest part was feeding all 15' up the foot.
"The Restorer’s Journey," California-based Life on the Water_Film Series' cinematic portrait of WoodenBoat's founder, Jon Wilson, will be shown at the Internati...onal Maritime Film Festival @5:45 p.m. this Sat., Oct. 1 (Q&A with Jon @6:30 p.m.). Join us at The Alamo Theatre, Bucksport, Maine.
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