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In winter 2009 ¨SKIPER¨ has made a rather unconventional mast mostly of waste materials.
This mast is unusual, because it has one boom in the upper part, and the reason for this is the square adding to the roll mainsail in the upper part.

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As you can see, we are very proud of this mast and of everything it passed through having worked off its task faultlessly.At the beginning some changes were necessary, but without any bigger problems.

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This photo is taken while measuring lifting power (bouyancy) from different angles.
You have to take a closer look to notice that the mast is not fixed in its base.
A lot of time has been spent in the construction of this prototype. This work didn't include only the installation of the collapsible parts, but the complete mast work out.
Further, it also included a lot of thinking and planning of how it would finally look like and function.
Of course, we must not forget the incorrigible enthusiast Mr. Teufik Galijašević-Fiko, with whom we were in contionous productive argument.

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Installation of the adjustable keels, rudder blades under a certain angle, railing construction and complete deck equipment is well done.
We mention this project because we would like to demonstrate you that we have the know-how and experience to install your equipment well.

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Let us do the installation of winch, block, stopper, guide rails and the like, so you will be peaceful not only because the whole work has been done well, but the costs for the same will finally be more favorable.

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You can also leave the construction and installation of the railing to us, as well as the window installation.

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We are ready to do any kind of splicing for you.

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We are also usually servicing the deck winches.

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A Sailor's Story

Shortly before entering a small port and after having a beautiful day of sailing, the protagonist of this story made a proper, by-the-book decision to fold up the main sail, unaware of the problems lying just ahead. By docking his boat he thought he was bringing his fantasy day to an end. But, his ill-omened doom had something else in mind. It was to test the definition of an intelligent, level headed person as is to be heard in the story that follows.

A breeze from the stern presented no problem. He just needed to wrap the main halyard around the winch, open the stopper and slowly drop the sail into its place. A meter later, the sail drop came to an abrupt stop. No problem. It happened before. The slightly torn guide rail caused this. No big deal! All it needs is a slight jerk upwards and the matter will resolve itself as usual. Or maybe not! Well, this time, instead of slight sail elevation, the main halyard decides to get stuck. This situation calls for releasing the winch by force using the winch handle, but guess what, the main halyard decides to break, leaving the main sail in a semi-lowered position with the rope disappearing deep within the mast. There is no room for panic and rash decisions. In such situations the most capable crew member must sit into the bosun's chair, get binded to the spinnaker halyard and be handed the topping lift to hook it on to the sail top in attempt to solve the problem.

By the way, have rash decisions been mentioned yet? You know, like pointing your eyes to the sky without watching where you step, for example, on an open stopper handle that, without much resistance, leaves its position, and ends up lying lifelessly on the deck like a rodent that has just been shot.

With all that has happened so far, one may wonder what comes next. The answer to this follows very quickly. A sudden, undefined sound, a sharp blow somewhere on the left side of the boat. The same sound we heard earlier in the day while sailing, when we were hit by a wind blow. While wondering about what caused this, suddenly one of the female crew members comes out of the cabin and informs us (not in a quiet and calm manner) that there are some nuts falling off the deck ceiling. A quick look in disbelief reveals that the shroud base looks like anything but. Right now, we first have to bring down our mast hanging fellow and try to secure the mast adequately using the spinnaker halyard. We don't manage to fold the sail. We simply drop it as we are entering the port.

The protagonist asks around the marina for some professional help. He finds out there are two handymen who made it their life goal and mission to deal with the sort of problems he experienced today.

 

"SKIPER"
Grgura Budislavića 99
HR-23000 Zadar
e: skiper.zadar@gmail.com
mob: ++385/(0)95 837 4749
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