Sunday August 31, 2014

Sunday morning we “bent” the sails back on. My first attempt at putting up the jib was to send the tack end up the roller furling track. It didn’t look right…………LoL

After getting the main on, Diann exclaimed-“we left the sail cover at your Mom’s house.

Other projects ensued. The most important one revealed itself as I inspected the impeller. Two and a half of six flaps were gone. There was one in the spares box. The new m-4 stainless bolts with big heads with rough texture for finger tightening, were coupled with butterfly/wing nuts and lock washers. The bigger bolts, vs. those too damned small original equipment, worked like intended.

longer bolts with thumb turning ability coupled with wing nuts and lock washers

longer bolts with thumb turning ability coupled with wing nuts and lock washers

The only downside to using longer bolts is a need to provide chafe protection for the oil removal rubber hose. Chafe protection is far easier than working with too tiny bolts in too little workspace.

Alex RookerSunday August 31, 2014