The above pretty much summarizes what’s been going on with Changabang. We’ve been going through a few small boat jobs:
- Shortened mainsail outhaul as the bowline chafe cover was 30 % chafed through in one spot.
- Navigation lights replacement:
- Refit stern nav lights brackets
- Installed new LED stern nav lights
- Wired starboard and stern nav lights (need to do port + re-install foam)
- Replaced traveler Ronstan cam cleat (x 2)
- Replaced lower backstay Dyneema loop (x 2)
- Replaced cam cleat for inner jib car control line (x 2)
The soccer season is back in swing with tournaments so I’m back on the pitch refereeing games to put a bit of money in the cruising kitty. As a result, Changabang’s sails have not seen the sun in a while now. I’ll say that I also injured my shoulder doing work in cramped spaces.
I had a good conversation with Atelier Cables in France about the standing rigging, in particular, the sleeved Kevlar stays (head, inner, back upper x 2, back lower x 2).
Next, I’m hoping for my shoulder to feel better so that we can go sailing next weekend. I have plans to install more cam cleats to offer better management of the hydro-generator’s down/uphaul tackle, as well as lead the main and spinnaker sheets to the companionway to allow for release from inside the boat. I would like to go up the rig again for an inspection. The bottom already needs a clean-up job. I’d like to replace the boom-end sheaves. The list is long …