Friday, November 18, 2011

Mist's mast arrived!

Check out the rig I used to get the 30 foot M20 mast home from the shipping terminal.

I'll tell you, it was and exciting family affair.  Between having difficulty finding the place, wondering how we were to strap this thing on the roof of the mini van, and patiently wating for the folks at the terminal to clean-up an unrelated haz-mat spill my daughters couldn't contain themselves.  The older one, and the book worm of the family, blurted out "This is Mast Confusion".  We all lost it.

The new mast and boom made it home safely.

I have goofy daughters!

The keel is coming along too!  I'm so tired of this part of the project, an enormous amount of hand sanding.  Maybe I'll finish it this weekend and move on to the keel box.

Monday, November 7, 2011

One Year Anniversary

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of laying-up Mist's keel.  Today I finally put the first layer of epoxy on the keel.

I have several hours of handwork into this foil and it turned out beautifully.  I'm far from finished.  The foil still need trailing edge reinforcement, bulb and top plate fasteners, and carbon fiber wrap.  The keel is my major obstacle to assembling and installing the keel trunk between frames 110 and 124.

Checkout this years jack-o-lantern (the one on the right) displayed a week ago.  I'm still doing the sailboat theme. 

Trick or treating is pretty slow in our neighborhood so I kept sanding until the goblins came around.  Notice the light from the overhead?  I wonder what caused that.  Spooky!