Saturday, 1 June 2013

Refit Week 14

Hi everyone,
Our refit is now very close to completion.  This week Precision completed the stemhead, anchor roller and windlass on deck, the cabin sole below and the mast was stepped.

New integrated stephead and anchor roller
with our Manson Supreme anchor fitted
Mast ready for restepping, with mobile crane in the background
Lowering the mast into place
Looking like a sailing boat again
Boom and mainsail back in place, and boom tent too
Protecting the transom from the hot tropical sun
While Precision were busy on the mechanical work I was busy on the electrics.  I wired the solar panels and antennas on the new pushpit arch to the navstation.  I also reconnected the house battery bank in the saloon table to the navstation after the cabin sole was installed.  I had several sessions moving gear from Precision's shed back aboard Zen Again.  The Aires vane gear was mounted on the transom.  Countless miscellaneous little tasks done too, such as checking the fuel and water tank breather tubes are clear and working.

Another job done this week was to apply our new sail numbers.  Zen Again is now F88, the same Fremantle Sailing Club number we had on our previous boats Critical Path and Degrees of Freedom.

The last major job Precision is doing is constructing a mainsheet arch.  We'll have a traveller-less dual mainsheet system as we did on Degrees of Freedom.  Work on the arch is well underway and hopefully it will be fitted next week.  On Monday we'll finish setting up the rig, "key" the Coppercoat antifoul and fit the anodes.  On Tuesday morning the boat is booked to be relaunched.  She'll stay in a pen here at Boat Lagoon for at least a month.

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