With the boat home, it's time to
inspect and plan for next spring's projects -- and 2011 will be mostly
if not entirely repairs. I've already contacted Joel Santarone at
IdaSailor and he's promised to send out replacement parts for Chip
Ahoy's rudder -- the clam clamp and gas booster -- along with a
Sunbrella cover for the blade which has a strap that'll hold it upright
aboard in the future.
Removing the duct tape over the top
cribboard and varnished eyebrow took off some finish. The cribboards
will come out before I cover the boat for sanding and a coat or two of
fresh paint; the teak eyebrow should be able to be lightly sanded and a
few coats of Cetol reapplied in place come spring.
The starboard side cabin windows will
need to be removed again and resealed properly in the spring -- likely
the primary project, again. (Nov. 14, 2010)