Saturday, May 17, 2008

Mast step parts welded

All the 6061 T6 aluminum and 316 stainless steel parts are now welded. Many thanks goes to Dusan (the welding artist),Vlad (the facilitator), Mike (the good guy) and Les (the extraordinary machinist) for this effort.

Late note: (May 25th) If any builder is having trouble locating a source for the 1" diameter 316 stainless steel ball, I found an ebay store ToolSupply . The ball bearing ships anywhere by mail and is actually a couple of dollars cheaper than McMaster-Carr who declined to process my order.

It weighs about 3 lbs and I am very happy how it turned out.

Now to get it coated and perhaps build a main hull to mount it on.

Other recent news: my 26" Northstar 600 is now listed for sale. Here is the link.

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