Hallberg Rassy Rasmus 35

Hallberg Rassy Rasmus 35
An Old Classic

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Euans Hard Top Pics

Below are Euan's hard top pics he had kindly sent me.  I will post my hardtop design in detail when finished. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Aero's Mast and Rigging Pics

Here are some Pics of Aero's Mast and rigging. 

 I apologize in advance for the lack of photo quality.

Originally I wanted to lead the halyards to the cockpit. After less than six months, I'm  accustomed to the mast mounted winches so that is now a low piority.  The halyards are steel cable. 

I believe this is a fairly original setup with the exception of the boom that no longer rotates for reefing.

My slab reefing system is very simple. Two lines are secured aft on the boom, run up through the reef grommets and down to a pair of blocks, lead forward to a double block (barely viewable in the pic to right) at the mast, up through the forward reef points, and tied off on the mast mounted cleat.

You can see the inner shrouds attached to the mast at the spreader. 

The spreaders attach to the mast brackets with pins.  They make too much noise rattling in the wind while moored, so on my first trip up I'll tape them.

The swage terminated upper shrouds fit into keyed brackets on the mast.

Fortunately there is no work to do up there yet (knock on wood).  My Wind vane is off by a couple degrees.  The PO installed a tri colored light just before I purchased :)

If anyone needs pics of anything specific or better detail let me know.


Saturday, February 4, 2012

Making Progress on the Hard Top

This is a pic of the hardtop after laminating the two 1/4 inch okoume plywood togeter
I have laminated the two 1/4 inch okoume ply together and sheathed the top in 3 layers of 9 oz. fiberglass cloth.  I then faired using system three Quickfair, sanded, and coated with one coat of epoxy.  I will then roll on one or two coats of PrimeKote and then paint with Interlux Perfection.  I will leave the underneath natural and varnish.  I have decided to go back to my original plan of making the window frames out of stainless steel because I am tired of fiberglass work.  I will post the process in detail so anyone out there can copy it if they like what they see.  Pics below:
This shows the hardtop after glassing with three layers of 9 oz. cloth, fairing, and coating with an epoxy to seal.