Mast StepMy new mast step...
Mast Step and Pulley Platform
The new mast step is bolted to the keelson with stainless bolts and inserts. It will mount 5 pulleys for the gaff rigging.
The 2 main boards and the legs (1 inch) are epoxied together to one massive piece.
The fitting square is 2 by 2 inches and tapered. I 1st drilled 4 holes in an angle towards the inside. Then cut it out with a saw and chiseled the rest.
There are 3 mounting holes in the step. They are aligned in order for the ribs to fit around. The area around the mast fitting is as large as possible to mount 5 pulleys.
The inserts are driven into the keelson. Everything is stainless steel and I will probably use marine caulk to get a seal between the step and the keelson.
The finished step mounted in place. I am still finishing the new ribs...
My Coffee Machine...
The innards of my coffee machine getting a new powder coat paint job...
All in Red
All re-assembled in a Swiss red.