Beautiful work John.
You're going to love those swivel cleats, hiking out there on the Hakas.
Gonna be a rocketship. Don't forget to wear your seatbelt.
It sure was fun and I was thinking about a seat belt.
one more thing.. if I may.
Our marina where we store the boat is closed until later in January and we have found we cannot get the boat out. Can you post the dimensions that you used for your mast topper please. diameter of tube, length and the front and rear overhangs. at least i can get on with that and make some headway.
The top part uses 32mm OD SS tube and 12mm SS rod. The rear stay is 600mm from centre and the front is 300mm. Although the front could be shorter. I have the jib attached at 130mm out from centre and I'm thinking I might bring that in to 60-70mm. I would go with Bob's design using a point bearing set up rather than the tube as I did find there is a fair amount of friction furling/unfurling the main with mine.
The SS Tube that goes on the mast has ID of 34mm
Very nice work John and great to see you go with the aluminium haka option!
Yep, after seeing yours and having the big green store just down the road, it was nice and easy to put together.