Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Chain Plates and Anchor Rollers

The cap shrouds will attach to the single eye chain plate now firmly fastened to the hull.  The double wide chain plate will serve double duty to the lower shroud and the topping lift.

Should have installed chain plates before shelves.

The stainless steel backing plate is glassed to the underside of the deck.  Sampson posts sprit heel is fastened with 3/4 inch hex cap srews 4 inches long.

Gammon iron fastened

Need to find 6 inch long 1/2 inch carriage bolts to fasten thru rub rail and hull.

Boomkin stays

Port side chain plates 

Stem mounted rollers

Starboard side chain plates

Need to bellmouth anchor line bails so not to chafe rode

Seen from astern

Deck Chain plates for running backstays  

Again but closer

Wide one aft for topping lift and lower 5/16 inch shrouds and forward  for 1/4 inch cap shrouds

Friday, February 11, 2011

Teak and Bronze

With Rose’s galley forward and settee aft configuration a permanently installed table would not be very practical.  It’s in the way as soon as you go below and permanent table legs or deck fasteners would likely preclude using the sole as a third berth.  My compromise solution is a small 24 inch square folding  teak  table that fits down below and in the cockpit.  I know it’s a bit early to be worrying about where dinner will be served but I bought it anyway.

Bronze jewelry from Port Townsend arrived last week.   I would have thought the mast collar flange fastener holes would have been larger, say ½ inch for through bolts.  I am going to drill them out.   The mirror finished deck chain plates for the back stay tackle and the sway hooks really do qualify as jewelry.