Fair winds and following seas :)
Friday, March 3, 2017
Ever since I replaced the standing rigging in Nuku Hiva and Tahiti I have been troubled by noises. I discovered that by lubricating the balls where the stays / shrouds attach to the mast they would twist off any twist I had inadvertently added by tightening the turnbuckles. But I still had a weird halyard slapping noise that sounded like a halyard hitting a shroud. Today my old eyes, the sun, the wind (and a little bit of rain) conspired to show me the problem. The port lazyjack lead is threaded incorrectly. This would be a minor problem if it wasn't 40 feet in the air and Reboot was not in a rolling anchorage. I am adding re-threading to the list of "things that require climbing the mast." Hopefully I will find someone here in Sydney, Australia soon to tend my safety lines.
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