The Port Sheet Winch

Alongside Yacht Club de Chile, Valparaiso
Weather: Mostly sunny, mild

 

 


 

Upper deck maintenance continues - I am attending to most of the little rust spots, the bigger rust problem adjacent the dodger is awaiting materials, but today I also attacked another area which has long been needing attention, the mount for the port jib sheet winch. The starboard one I attended to a couple of years ago and it seems to be holding up well with only a little bit of rust showing around the bolt holes on the underside.

 

 

 

Starting these sorts of jobs invariably requires a bit of overcoming a natural inclination to put off to another day, but I bit the bullet, removed the winch from its mount and started to hammer away at the rust beneath.

 

 

 

 

I have made good progress with this and with a little luck will have it all back together again in about four days if it doesn’t rain.

 

 

All is well.

 

Bob Cat:

All quiet, no tuna, nothing to meow about … zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz