Thursday, September 11, 2008

Again, more construction materials

I made another trip to central Newfoundland last weekend. This time to cut a couple of red spruce that will make the mast, boom, and gaff. Once again, I headed out in the boat to a remote cove where after a short search we found the trees that would do the job.

They were about 400 to 500 ft from the beach, but the rope was long enough and soon they were floating in the water. The next morning We brought them to the mill and were sawn into 1" planks.
The Mast, boom and gaff will be made in the "birdsmouth" method.
These wet sawn planks over 20ft long were strapped to my roof rack as before.

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