2/277 Mast Material

While on vacation on Vancouver Island we stayed a couple of days with friends, Bob and Liisa, in Ladysmith. On our last day I went to Coastal Pacific Forest Products and bought two 17 foot long 2 x 3 1/2 Douglas Fir boards for the mast. After supper Bob and I used his thickness planer to reduce them in size and better see what I had purchased as they were rough cut. It was very nice to see lumber with only one knot in it. We cut them down to 14 feet long and wrapped them in plastic to protect them from the rain on the trip home. We drove through some downpours the next day but our wrap job was perfect as I unwrapped them at Vernon BC where Patty and the boys are staying for another 10 days while I fly home to Saskatoon to work.

After I get caught up at work I’ll get busy on the boat. It’s Sunday and I got in about noon and have been at work since late afternoon.

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