With Spring seemingly here finally, the urge to go sailing grows great. With Spark finally legal, it's time to make her safe and shipshape. I am not going to get her in Bristol fashion this year, I still want to take her down to St. Michaels this fall in more or less "as is" condition just to show her off as the Barn Find she is. This does not mean that I will not be sprucing up a few bits as I do repairs.
With the Mast still in two parts, I am now sanding the other half to get all the old varnish off. Then it will be regluing the two halves together before I can sand everything much smoother before re-varnishing. I just wish I could get the people at the foundry to return my emails about new Mast Sheaves.
These are only part way done, I wanted to show off the difference in how dark the old 50+ year old varnish is compared to how the wood looks beneath it. Quite a difference, non?