Hardware and wiring

Fitting out continues. The LED navigation lights are wired up. The inspection plates on the centre-board trunk have been bedded down with marine sealant and some (very short) SS wood screws.

The turning blocks for the halyards have been installed. The sides of the tabernacle are only 19 mm (3/4″) thick, and using 15 mm screws to hold these blocks in place seemed a bit ‘puny’. Because half of the total force on the halyards will try to rip these screws out of the timber, I have made up a small doubler of hardwood and glued it onto the tabernacle with epoxy. The saddles are now fixed with 5 mm x 30 mm SS screws and a dab of marine sealant under the saddles to keep things dry.