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New Mast DONE!

After sanding, some finishing and a couple of clear coats the mast is done.

Sanded Round

The mast is now sanded into a round post. A last measurement test using the mast ring for the deck checks the size.

Peak/Throat Halyard Sheave

Say what? So this is where the pulleys will go to hoist the sail and gaff.

The Pulleys

I will use the old pulleys but with a new brass bearing. The bolts will hold the whole thing in place nicely.

Clear Coat...

A couple of layer of clear coat are applied. I used "Schooner" from Interlux.

Scarf Lines

Now the scarf joints look very nice on the round mast. They are almost not visible where the colors match.