Friday, 19 September 2008

New mast stepping

After more than a few months we have re stepped the eight year old alloy mast onto the boat she belongs to,given its still winter/spring here we were seriously lucky to get a nice clear,warm day with no wind,we used professionals to assist us being Stellval Cranes and Southern Spars/Sparcraft who collected our mast at the factory,fettled it a little,being leather spreader ends and a Windex re position,then a delivery to Hout Bay Harbour the following day,with the help of Rod,Alan and Charles,fellow members of the HBYC,it was a pleasure to do the refit.The decision to enlist pro,help was a sound idea,I have seen what can happen when untrained personel are used,check the picture of the fallen crane on top of the fishing boat.