Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Octagonal mast section

The mast is tapered,mostly hollow - solid at the base, where the boom and spreaders fit and at the top.

The white pipe is for the antennae,lighting,etc cables to run in.

65ft of Sitka Spruce without a single knot.

Next is to round it to an oval.

Main mast planing.

At last.........the main mast is glued and ready for planing from a rectangular shape to octagonal !

Later those coners will be rounded off.