Aboard Astraea

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Astraea has masts and Airborne is getting ready to sell

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One of the final maintenance projects I had for Airborne before selling was to fix the wiring on the main mast. None of the lights worked because the ground wire wasn’t making contact. Since Astraea was going in to the yard to get her masts put on I brought the whole Kraft fleet out for the day. Eric drove Airborne, I drove Astraea, and Natalie drove Clay’s truck to Knight and Carver Yacht Center.

Astraea’s starting to look like a sailboat now. After we got back Eric and I put up the main boom. Then today Natalie and I put up the mizzen and lazy jacks. I wired the Furuno radar and it’s working well. We’re getting close to a test sail now. Tomorrow the plan is to point Astraea in to the prevailing evening wind from the West and put on the sails.

 

On the way to the yard

On the way to the yard

The Kraft fleet enroute to Knight and Carver Yacht Center under Koku's watchful eye

The Kraft fleet enroute to Knight and Carver Yacht Center under Koku's watchful eye

Astraea's main mast getting hoisted by Knight and Carver's crane

Astraea's main mast getting hoisted by Knight and Carver's crane

Main mast getting into position

Main mast getting into position

Setting the mast into the stepping plate

Setting the mast into the stepping plate

Attaching the forestay and roller furler

Attaching the forestay and roller furler

After all the stays are connected a yard worker get's hoisted up by the crane to remove the lines used to hoist the mast

After all the stays are connected a yard worker get's hoisted up by the crane to remove the lines used to hoist the mast

 

Yard workers getting the mizzen ready to lift

Yard workers getting the mizzen ready to lift

Mizzen's turn to fly

Mizzen's turn to fly

Guiding the mizzen mast into the stepping plate

Guiding the mizzen mast into the stepping plate

Eric connecting mizzen rigging on Astraea

Eric connecting mizzen rigging on Astraea

The yard rigger connecting the triatic stay between masts on Astraea

The yard rigger connecting the triatic stay between masts on Astraea

Working on the wiring problem in the mast on Airborne

Working on the wiring problem in the mast on Airborne

Airborne on the way back to Pier 32

Airborne on the way back to Pier 32

Koku hanging out on his new boat

Koku hanging out on his new boat

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  1. thanx for all the pictures! I’m sure you are excited about taking her out for a sail! Wish we could be there with you!

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