Saturday, 26 March 2016

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Leak in cabin sole

Floor view from front of cabin looking astern

Closer view of crack with silicone pulled out

 From cabin looking forward

Friday, 1 January 2016

Standing rigging, etc.

Broken cheek block

Somehow I'll need to get a new sheave into this.

Repair: I ground the back off the pin holding the sheave in and replaced the sheave with a #10 Delrin rope sheave for $6. I then drilled a 3.5mm hole down the centre of the 8mm sheave shaft and threaded in an M4 stainless machine screw to hold it in place.

Here is the fixed cheek block and the old sheave:

Leaky through-hull

Leaky through-hull from the cockpit to the transom

Broken hatch

The hatch is not in a good way. The steel hinge mounting brackets embedded in the fibreglass have rusted and cracked the fibreglass. One has broken completely away: