I decided to make the piece of the goose necks which is attached to the mast of carbon. I took a pieces from an broken mast and made molds of them. That they would not collapse under the tremendous pressure in the autoklav I filled them with wood. To get release I have covered them with Teflon.
A 10 mm rod is winded with carbon 45 degrees in both directions to make a hole for the axis.
Then carbon is laid on the mold, then on rod and mold.
Here the pieces are after having been cured in the autoklave.
Francois our Frenchman is helping me to glue them to the mast. He is so fast that it is difficult to get a picture of him. Finally I got my chance when he built a tent with three 2-kilo-watts space heaters to cure the glue.
Below is the mast with the three goose necks on it.
Below is the centerboard being laminated.
The next day I peel of the peel- ply. I do not have the strength of my youth.
I have to use all my force.
Here I have been shaping the attach point for the steering line on the rudder head.
Here it has been laminated
Below. In the meantime, B├Ârje who makes Marstr├Âms stainless steel fitting have been kind enough to make some also for me.
Here is the axis which shall connect the rudder head and the rudder blade.
Below is the end fittings for the booms. In this case the heavy weather boom which also serves as a club at the end of a sprit boom to hold out a down wind sail opposite to the sprit sail.
Below close up
Below is the mast head fitting. It has several functions. The pin on the right side is to take a small rope lope. I do not have halyards but intend to push the sail up in its track so that the loop falls over the pin and then pull the sail down. To lower the sail I push it up again, then twist the mast. The intention is that now the loop on its way down misses the pin.
To the left is is a pipe which is going to take a pin from the top mast. It also serves as a point of attachment for the genua.
The bar between them is for me to hold on to when I climb the mast. It also serves as attachment point for back stays, running downwind. Running down wind I do not worry about wind resistance.