Friday, August 22, 2008

Building a New Mainsheet System



Shipwright extrodinare, Michael Richardson, is building a new main sheet system for Maitreya. Michael built one of the three sister Ingrids near our boat in the 1970's.

The new main sheet will be similar to the old, utilizing a double ended line at the end of the boom. It will allow us to use the primary winches when hardening up. More on this when it is installed.

Here area couple of early pictures from John Fryer's shop. We are using Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry) as a cost effective alternative to Teak. Jatoba was abut $7 per foot as opposed to $29 for Teak.

Thanks to John for the pics and the use of the shop.

2 comments:

corine said...

Hi Jak & Corine
leuke blogpag. Erg spannend allemaal!
Ga natuurlijk jullie avonturen op de voet/blog volgen
veel liefs Corine

Corine said...

Super, we kunnen een Nederlandse versie starten en op die manier ervoor zorgen dat Jak z'n nederlandse test haalt als hij Dutch citizen wordt :-)

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