The great mast drama
Our mainmast (Norwegian Pine) is reputed to be older than the boat and is still just fine, bar the odd check” says Captain Granger,” Our mizzen mast (Red meranti – the only wood we could find at the time) is suffering from serious rot and must be replaced”. The existing lower mast is 10 meters tall and 26 cm diameter at the base. It well stays in the traditional manner with shrouds and backstays.
“Our very modest budgets prohibit us from simply commissioning a new mast but fortunately having grown up in a wooden boat yard I have the experience to make this mast if we can locate a proper cant to make it from”, says Granger.
“Right now we need a shipping company willing to transport this wood from either Australia or Vancouver, Canada to Singapore where we will be doing the work”.
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