Sunday, October 23, 2011

Bock Marine #3

I had a frustrating day.  The weather was very nice and I decided to attack the broken hinges on the front hatch.  Ken (of Bock Marine) and I had tried to pop rivet them back together.  This had been the original fastner.  We had great difficulty getting them to hold so I decided to put in hex head cap screws.  Regular screws would not work as the heads were too big to go into the recess.  After a trip to the hardware store I got everything together and fixed the hinges.  I then tried to spread bedding compound on the hatch so that I could finish the job.  After getting everything cleaned and ready I opened the tube of bedding compound only to find that it was hardened and I could not use it.  Oh well, another day.

Crash!

It has been raining most of the last three days. Everything is slippery. It is well known among cruisers that falling down the companionway ...