Horray! Mast Day went successfully and without a hitch! So happy to be a part of this major restoration/conversion and to be the ones making all the new rigging.
Stepped both masts, with the topmasts already all rigged.
Was a bit tight for time, as we had to move from where the crane was due to the low tide. Nicely done in a swift manner.
Thanks to everyone and great work!
Photos by Raphael Fuchs - click to enlarge.
Well, we're back at it. Since starting with the sail-cargo venture s.v. AVONTUUR at the end of summer, we've had to take a break from the project to complete some other tasks... but, Topsail Rigging is happy to be back on the scene with the large-scale restoration/conversion project in Elsfleth, Germany.
Working hard to complete a range of jobs in order to step all four masts at the same time has been made easier with the help of the volunteers brought together by TIMBERCOAST, the operators of Avontuur.
From splicing and serving we've moved forward to blacking down, painting seizings, measuring & seizing on ratlines as well as detail tasks such as doubling-up on leather for certain parts of the rig which require even more protection, to fabricating wire-rope grommets to sit over the topmast head.
We hope to very (very) soon write a post with all the masts successfully stepped!
Oh, and be sure to take a look at the website of Avontuur - www.timbercoast.com