Main Staysail Preparation

Got the final winter cover off and installed the boom-band to hold a snatch block for the new main stay-sail sheet. Fabricated from 1/8″ x 2″ phosphor bronze lying around the shop and 3/8″ bronze rod salvaged from a beachside wreck years ago.

A cheek block option test showed poor alignment of the line on the sheave and too much chafe on the boom.