June 2005Dated: 12/06/05
The mast was the original 40 yr old aluminum spar and was causing concern when we noticed blistering under the paint. There was no way of knowing how extensive the damage was so we chose to lift it, half expecting to replace it with a new one. We filmed each step as we lifted it ourselves with a hand crank, did all the work on it and getting advice about what we should do as we went along.
We film the making of spars at Southern Spars and interview boat designers and off-shore sailors about:
--Difference in materials