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Mast Up!

Posted by Bryan on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, In : Mast 
For the first time in 5 years,  Northern Phoenix has her masts up.  Not adjusted yet, a little issue with the forestay being too long (all rigging is new).  But we wanted to get the picture posted.  The crane operator new I used to do tree work and was not afraid to hoist me up with the crane.  That helped save a lot of time and cranking to get me up there.   Got the triadic stay attached, WiFi antenna, VHF, Anchor light, tri colour light, and got a great view at the same time.  Thanks to my ...
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Mast Work

Posted by Bryan on Monday, July 22, 2013, In : Mast 
We have been re applying all the parts to the mast.  All the wire rigging is new, as well as most of the halyards.  The spinnaker halyard is a newer rope, but not a brand new line.  I didn't think I would be running the spinnaker very much.  All the halyards are run inside the mast, a first for me.  All my previous boats were smaller and did not need internal halyards.

At the top of the mast are 4 things we had to hook up.
1.  VHF antenna (doubles as the regular radio antenna as well )
2.  WIFI ...
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Bryan Haas

Please feel free to contact me! I grew up on the waters of the Chesapeake sailing and fishing. I was paid to work, sail, race, and sometimes live on a 51' Hinkley (they didn't really need to pay me but they offered!). I am a high school science teacher who likes to learn by doing. Used to teach at "The Sound School" in New Haven Ct. Check it out, the most amazing on- the- water school there is. I have rebuilt smaller boats from scratch, but nothing on this scale. This is an adventure. All help is greatly appreciated.

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