Cruising my 1995 Catalina 42 MK II sailboat with my cat XO, the good, the bad, and the ugly of the open ocean world cruising life.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
The broken block!
This block held the port shroud for our trip from Hiva-Oa to Nuka-Hiva. Amazing as it seems it did not come apart during the trip even though it had failed. The snap pin was imbedded in the catch hole and it stayed together. Once we were anchored we checked the rig. As soon as we slacked the line the whole thing came apart! We were very lucky. It also proved that I was right to fret the entire 90 nm trip!