Las Palmas - more maintenance

Donald Macdonald
Sun 8 Nov 2020 15:56
Another sunny warm day to contend with whilst carrying out maintenance and inspections.
Today was the start of the ARC+ which was in very light winds. I wonder how many are already under engine on their way to Verdes Islands.
Today have been up the mast looking for any signs of wear and damage and lubricated pulleys and fitting as needed. No damage or wear identified so no further mast climb before race start.
    'U' bolt replaced for starboard check stay
    Life ring bracket repaired and refitted
    Emergency VHF antenna on rear pushpit straightened
    Back stay anti chafe strips put on to protect solar panel and Biminis frame
    Biminis cover fitted to frame
    Aft main locker emptied and dried out. The bilge pump in there not working, serviced and replaced flapper valves. Serviceable
Tomorrow we expect to be asked to move to where the ARC+ boats were. Tomorrow we shall check all our Category 1 safety items are in place as we have an inspection on Wednesday morning.