Tinkering Posted on Sunday, 31 October 2021Monday, 1 November 2021 by patrickxavier We’re marking time now, waiting for the end of COVID-19 lockdown (or essential travel permits) to enable out-of-Auckland rigger to attend with rigging. Reducing the mast stays’ thumb cleats to finer proportion (see here previously). Bronze mast fittings (from the top, spreaders, boom and gaff goosenecks, gaff saddle) back from polishers.Also, bottom left, swim ladder hinge (1 of 2) and butterfly hatch latch (1 of 4).Mast bands for boom connection (aft) and ballooner pole (forward, as shown), twinned with offset pinrails. Tiller, aft winch stands, and staysail sheet coaming leads back from polishers. Anchor chain and warp locker; bolt ends rounded off; stainless steel eye before mast for tierod to mast step.Anchor mounted.Bowsprit fittings and aft mushroom vent.