Thursday, December 1, 2016
No Longer a Trawler
Here’s Mathew, owner/rigger from C-Spar, undoing the crane from Georgia’s mast. New standing rigging all around – wires, turnbuckles, ball fittings, etc. Got most everything hooked up except the backstay. It needs the backstay adjuster.
The black item in the pic is the Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster. All the fluid leaked out while it was not in use with the mast out. It’s down in Auckland getting rebuilt now.
Then to make things a little more interesting I decided to throw the stainless grabrail on the side of the dodger into the water. A brief shot with a grappling hook didn’t give it up. So I decided to pull out the Hooka (underwater breathing like scuba but connected to the boat) and jump into the ugly, dirty, brown river water – not to mention the giant eels. I spent about 30 minutes feeling around, brail style, in the deep, deep mud but could not find it. So I invested in two hotwater shower coins and tried to decontaminate from by dip.
Throwing things like this rail in the water helps to keep my To-do list from getting smaller. Chris is working in Kathmanu till mid-December doing real work.