Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Chainplate repairs

The above photos are of our chain plate.Note the cracking and crazing of the gel coat. Not very nice nor safe. The plan is to use the jib halyard to support the forward part of the mast as the forstay has to be removed to facilitate the removal of the actual chain plate. Then I'll do some grinding, lay some new fiberglass, manufacture a way better backing plate than what's there too.

Installed our new VHF radio and antenae, and a three way battery charger, plus two new bilge pumps.

Our motor has been three weeks in the shop, wrong parts came in, should pick it up tomorrow $$$.

Kills us to watch other boats go sailing, yes, I am immature that way...lol

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