24 October 2013
22 October 2013
21 October 2013
I have drilled out the old knotted ends of the rudder lines. They were embedded in epoxy in the rudder blade head. Difficult to drill out accurately as the soft rope allowed the drill head to move around. A drill press would be a good idea, but I don't have one. The rope ends pulled out easily once the knots were drilled out.
20 October 2013
17 October 2013
The GPS and compass will store in the space under the switch panel, so they are close to hand.
15 October 2013
13 October 2013
I have cut out the main bits for moving the switch board and creating a small book case at the end of the main cabin bench. Fixing it all in place will take a bit of doing. I have had to replace the main length of conduit, which was not easy with the wiring in place, and I have had to do it in two pieces, but it looks ok. The hole is for the USB socket, which I hope will fit. I've only blown the fuse once so far...
10 October 2013
Just checked my log book to see what I did this year on the water. Down to Poole 13 Times in total, twice for launch and recovery and all the rest sailing. 271nm in total and 8 nights on board, all of them at anchor. Not a bad tally and some glorious weather this year. Hope next year is as good.
Have fixed hinges to two locker lids, and starting on an overhaul of the electrical installation. Festoons of wires. Plan to reposition the switch panel and install a USB socket. Didn't need one of those just three years ago.
7 October 2013
I have through bolted the winch and jammer on the cabin roof, which makes them much more secure. However, it does mean I have protruding bolt ends in the cabin at a point where they could easily gash a head. I am going to have to devise a cover of some sort for them.
1 October 2013
They also serve multiple functions, which is always good. As well as holding the cleat, each pad also provides a better location for the lacing eye for attaching the bottom of a flag halyard too, and provide additional fore and aft bracing to the boom gallows, which has been lacking