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    If you need a welder in the Redwood City area, I have gone to John Romanoff many times. From boat stuff to Highland Games equipment, he's always delivered on time at a reasonable price.

    (650) 364-9767
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    John built the frame for me originally, several years ago. He just modified it, turned the job around in two days, and did it for a totally reasonable cost. He can also weld stainless. Highly recommended.
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962 Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    Many moons ago...years ago, actually, someone on this forum was so kind as to give me some used, but perfectly usable kevlar halyards from off of....I think, their Express 27. They left the halyards on their F-27 in the Alameda Marina. Well, I finally reeved them this past weekend. ~~Finally~~ Thank you, again!
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    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962 Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    Alpha, now painted, with DF#'s and name applied, is sitting at British Marine waiting to get the last of her ancient bottom paint removed and a new one applied, and to have the mast stepped. I hope I didn't make the backstay too long. I did the math.
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    Maybe launch on Friday...fingers crossed.
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962 Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    Looking good Alan !!!

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    Looking proper for launch. Does backstay have options to adjust and bend the mast?

    I will likely be in Bay area in early June. Crew options…….

    Ants

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntsUiga View Post
    Looking proper for launch. Does backstay have options to adjust and bend the mast?

    I will likely be in Bay area in early June. Crew options…….

    Ants
    Yes, though the system needs some re-thinking. The lines and blocks that were on it were 1960's vintage, so they're now gone. The "tail"...the part that goes through the turning block just below deck level, and then forward towards the cockpit was wire rope. It was actually in good shape but it's so little $$ to replace it that I just did it. The rest of the backstay is now dyneema, seeing as I had an appropriately long piece that I'll never use for anything else. I looked online and learned how to do a brummel splice around an eye, and did that. The tail is sewn down. The anchoring eye-bolt for the backstay resists some pretty good tugs and whacks, but that bulkhead really needs replacing so for now I'll just lash it on there. The adjustable feature comes later.
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962 Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    10:00 AM Tuesday Report: Lookin’ Good!
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    Tom P.

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    Today was a Big Day!

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    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962 Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    Splash. She didn't sink. Hurrah!

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    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962 Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    Tomorrow I rig up the mainsheet, and put some cleats in, to tie off the jib sheet twings. The twings lead to convenient spots below decks. Finally, the backstay adjustment system needs to get put in, and she's ready to sail.

    Not DONE.....but sail-able. Saturday!
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962 Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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