She floats! On Tuesday morning Zen Again returned to her natural element. Since then Precision has just about completed all refit work items. A new forestay base fitting was made and fitted, a boom sheaves pin modified to allow fitting of new (dual) mainsheet blocks, and the new mainsheet arch fitted. The only items still to be fitted are two pushpit-mounted gas bottle holders.
Prior to launch the propellor and shaft were painted with PropGold. 'Twill be interesting to see how it performs. We also fitted Kleenhull anodes which are very small and should last many years. Kleenhull is a Western Australian product and it will be very interesting to see how they perform. These anodes are intended to work well with Coppercoat antifoul.
|Propellor and shaft painted with PropGold|
|New Kleenhull anode - tiny isn't it!|
|Ready to go!|
|Anchor roller is a big improvement and the stemhead much simpler|
|Fully rigged, but with messengers replacing second main & jib halyards|
|Double-decker organisers to handle added reef tack lines and mainsheets|
|New cabin sole - nice but highlights the poor varnish!|
|Mainsheet arch - note large base plate on coaming|
|Mainsheet arch - note one sheet each side|
|Zen Again at rest|
Blogs will be less frequent now our refit is complete, until we go sailing of course!