The exciting news is that the mast is now in two halves…. The less exciting bit is that I need recommendations for Boat Builders not too far from North London! One who can glue the splintered bits back together, has enough space to work on such a thing and might leave me with a workable sail leader slot 🙂
Things went well, for the most part, but there were some bits I think had (in retrospect) been re-glued in isolation. Here the split moved away from the glue line. I am confident that the result can still be made good but it needs a bit more skill than I have…
I guess since I am here I might replace the old blocks and in mast rigging. Are there any that are recommended?
PS Pictures…. https://sites.google.com/site/arborealw588/home/works