Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Manhassett set up

 Finally posting pictures of the Set-Up session we had for Manhasset in September. We finished up the  restoration of this 1906 Buckhout-built stern steerer in late August, and spent an afternoon setting her up at Steve Young's barn in Tivoli. 

 We wanted to see if we had all the parts and hoped to step the mast and bend her sails on.  Unfortunately we ran out of time, but had a very nice gathering with a small masked group to get half way there.  Next stop, firm ice with easy access! 

Most Pictures from Jack Norton & Bob Wills - Many thanks!

 Skim through pictures of  some of the restoration work here.

initial restoration of the plank here.

A bit of history of Manhasset. 

  More history of Manhasset, with Buckhout letter & films.

Bringing 32 ft hollow backbone to set up area.

attaching runners and plank hardware. 
(runners still need sharpening) 

Backbone set on the plank.

attaching Gammon straps; all hardware was cleaned up on a wire wheeled & painted. 

Mast step & jib traveller are cast bronze .
Tiller as well. 

Forward cockpit set in place.

Julian at the tiller. He directed most of the repairs 
and  problem solved fixes needed. 

christening toast 

Jim Scott's home made crane makes packing her away much easier..