At this stage, several teams get onboard to complete the building of the Antares. From window and liner installers to electricians and plumbers, the builders work in a well-choreographed method to ensure the workflow process is efficient and uninterrupted.
The electrical wires are run along the deck head where the light fixtures will be installed. This process is carefully mapped out to make sure the landings for head liners don’t interfere with the wiring.
The first pieces of hardware to go on the deck are thepulpits and stanchions. The custom-made pulpits are bedded in sealant and securely bolted through the deck. Next, rigging components such as the winches and traveler tracks are bolted onto the deck.
The mast base gets installed and carries the compression loads of the mast. It is bolted into the reinforced fiberglass at the T-junction of the mast bulkhead. This T-junction works to spread the load to the strongest part of the boat. The mast base also organizes the rigging lines that travel down the mast, to the bridgedeck trough and to the foreward sheet winch or to the aft halyard winch.