Masts, rigging and
The masts looked pretty
bad when we bought Flying Cloud.
So I had both masts and booms, the boom gallows and the bow-sprit
sand-blasted to remove all the old and nasty paint. In doing this I
discovered some areas of corrosion that the old paint was hiding. With
the help of a local welder, repairs were made where needed.
A new mast step was needed on the main mast. I contacted the original
supplier and never received an answer, so I am having a custom step made
for both masts.
The following pics will bounce around from one part of this job to
another as the work is ongoing and simultaneous.
Cloud originally had furling sails all the way around. I am not a big
fan when it comes to furling of any kind. Even though Teri talked me
into putting a roller furller on the jib. So far the jury is out on
whether I will keep that arrangement or not.
When I bought all new sails I removed all of the old furling gear and
sold it on Ebay. This left a ton of holes in the masts and booms. So as
I begin working on the spars, I am filling all the holes as I go.