New mast for The Kitchen Maker

The Kitchen Maker 18 foot skiff team picked up a new mast this morning.

And here is how it is looking not too long out of the box!

The Kitchen Maker factory was pretty handy workshop for putting together a new mast.  Though, it would have been handy if we had asked Ralph to set up a 10m long level benchtop to ensure the mast glued together straight.

Looking forward to getting the new gear in the skiff.

High tension verniers for 18 foot skiffs

Sourced Allen 84mm High Tension Verniers today for use in rigging 18 foot skiff masts tomorrow. A little preparation.

Side stay verniers and a little modification to fit the forestay vernier.

Cam sells these Allen A4772HT verniers for $55 each or 3 for $150.

Please Email: or phone 0433 546 356 if you would like to buy verniers or discuss your needs.

For more information, please see the Allen Sailboat Performance Hardware catalogue or their Australian distributor Deckhardware.

Spliced ropes

3 Flying Dutchmen crews are racing the world championships in Santa Cruz with spliced ropes from Allwood Sails in Sydney.
Here is the FD 2012 World Championship website.

A here are the latest results.

Spliced spinnaker halyard, mainsail halyard and topping lift for FD

Our spliced spinnaker halyard, mainsail halyard and topping lift for sold to FD sailor competing in world championships