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


✔️ 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.
Crazy Joe’s opens

Crazy Joe’s opens

Since my November arrival in Oriental, I have met three Annapolitan sailors. S/V Nepenthe and s/v Polaris sailed here specifically for yard work.

Joe, the third sailor, anchored in the harbor and bought the marine consignment store. The store had been open intermittently over the previous several months. The seller suggested that success required someone familiar with the internet of which he was not.

It is packed bulkhead to bulkhead with nautical treasures and several dozen sails.

Crazy Joe's marine consignment store.
Crazy Joe’s Marine Surplus
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