Erection Day pictures

Here are some pictures of the mast in various stages of assembly. The pictures of the masthead are not complete; the finished masthead had silicon over the cotter pins (that's the only use for silicon on a boat!), the halyards strung and so on. Yes, the mast needs paint. It also needs lights, a bunch of holes filled and the old paint removed. Hopefully, that will happen after this season or very early next spring.

Also, the bottom pictures sure make the mast look tall! Its the same height as the old one. If I had complete freedom to change things, I probably would have shortened it a bit, but the sails are all still good and I was not prepared to throw them away.

Finally, these were taken before we straightened the mast, so yup, its a little zig-zaggy.

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