Hallberg Rassy Rasmus 35

Hallberg Rassy Rasmus 35
An Old Classic

Monday, October 31, 2011

Rebuilding the Mast: Help!

Its been so long I have forgotten how the mast goes together.  I am hoping some of you Rasmus owners can help me out.  I don't know what fasteners were used to bolt the spreaders to the mast and the orientation of the shroud tangs.                                                        



Is the lower attachment point on the tang aft or forward (above)?

What fastens this U shaped hardware (that holds the spreaders) to the mast (above)?

What bolts the spreaders to the U shaped hardware (above)?

So I have 4 fasteners on each spreader that are in question.  The 2 fasteners that bolt the U shaped hardware to the mast and the 2 fasteners that bolt the spreader to the U shaped hardware.

Help would be greatly appreciated!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Anchor Platform Completed

Completed Anchor Platform

It can hold a #35 lb Delta and Fortress side by side.
Backing plate for anchor platform using 1/2 thick G10 plate bedded in epoxy/wood flour mix.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Reefing the Mainsail

I would like to know how Rasmus owners are reefing their mainsail.  Is anyone using the original roller reefing boom? And if so, what are the advantages and disadvantages?  Anyone using jiffy reefing? I would like to hear any comments on Rasmus owners system of reefing the mainsail and the advantages and disadvantages of each.  I am trying to decide which direction to go in this matter.  Thanks for any info.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Hello from 1974 Rasmus 35 #277

Hey Y'all. I'm Jim (Jimbo Nonno to my grandsons)and I recently adopted Aero, 1974 Rasmus 35 #277 .  She's been moored in Warrenton near Astoria Oregon for 20 years and I'm making the drive from Portland until I figure out where our next home will be.  Here she is on the hard for survey and bottom paint.  I'm lucky that nothing "needs" to be done to make her livable or seaworthy.  I'm not sure I like the hydralic steering however.  The big question is how will she steer when I get smarter and have things balanced. 

Aero was a named after an Island in Denmark.  I'm waiting for a compelling reason to rename her.  I'm open to your opinion/reaction.  One of my favorite mythical characters is SEDNA, the Tlingit/Haida Mother of the Sea Mammals. Seems like a good name, but Sedna was thrown overboard by her father for refusing suitors and when she grabbed the rail of the umiak he chopped off her fingers which became the seals, whales, etc.  Hmmmm, not sure we want to sink to the bottom of the sea.  I'm also quit fond of Crows/Ravens. . . Tlingit/Haida for Raven would be YETL.

I'm anxious to learn as much as possible from other's experiences with their Rasmus, so please drop a line.  I also have a stale blog at http://jimbononno.blogspot.com/ 


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Update: Head, Bilge Pumps, Galley

I thought I would post pictures of the latest work.  The head is nearing completion, the bilge pumps are mounted, and galley work progressing.  I am within a few days of starting the windshield and hardtop and will install the pushpit and anchor platform as soon as the bolts arrive. Pics below.
New galley
New sink installed and old spigot recycled.
Don't know what this is called but I am thinking it is used as a place to attache a stilt when lying aground during low tide.  Correct me if I am wrong.
Bilge pump thru hull
Galley looking in from cockpit

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Rasmus Progress: New Anchor Setup, New Head, and Closet

This past week I have been working on the anchor platform setup, the head, and the closet.  I have nearly completed all of these task with pictures below. 


The beefed up anchor platform base.  Two inch teak
bonded to hull with 3/8 inch bronze bolts to hold it in place.

Here is a peek at the new head.
The new head with a Natures Head composting toilet.

The remodeled closet.
I had to build three new shelves for under the head sink.