In the hammock tonight

In the hammock tonight

Sleeping in the hammock tonight, aka Travelift slings for my non-sailor friends.

Ferrity was hauled again today because of a 1/4 inch below waterline “leak.” (Sarcasm)

While installing the new 50 gallon diesel tank tie-downs, Gary punched a hole through the hull while installing the aft brace. I was aboard when this occurred and could have made the same mistake.

Stuff happens.

Yard is fixing it and Ferrity will soon float again.

s/v Ferrity in the slings.
In the slings again.
Fuel tank installed and secured.
New fuel tank installed and tied down.
Engine swing and wheel

Engine swing and wheel

Wednesday’s Progress:

✔️ Running gear installed: new 17 x 12 wheel (for non-boaters, the prop), shaft, zinc, and drive-saver
✔️ new stuffing box for above with Teflon packing
✔️ Engine loaded and locked in place
✔️ Raw water connected
✔️ Control panel and harness installed

✔️ Ferrity launched and back where she belongs – in the water

Experience with boat yards precludes sea trial prediction.😂

Swinging Beta Marine 43 from Travelift to s/v Ferrity.

New 17 x 12 prop and zinc.
New 17 x 12 prop and zinc.
Steering quadrant and engine bed

Steering quadrant and engine bed

Progress:

✔️ Quadrant cleaned, painted, re-installed
✔️ New Edson steering chain and cables installed
✔️ Rudder stuffing box re-built

✔️ Engine bed plates installed – ready for engine final mount

Cleaned, painted, re-installed steering quadrant with new pedestal chain/cable.
Cleaned, painted, re-installed steering quadrant with new pedestal chain/cable.
Rudder stuffing box rebuilt.
Engine bed mounting plates.
Engine bed mounting plates affixed.
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