Wednesday, 11 November 2009

On the hard again

Fettler has been on dry land for a month now and we are very pleased to note that the rudder repair has held up beautifully!

We're just starting on our winter maintenance programme. The main job for this winter is the servicing of the port lights, which were letting in a little water. They'll be sent to the original manufacturer (Branchsound, down in Essex) for refurbishment. We're also planning to replace the lifelines.
Two of the port lights are out already (after a bit of a struggle to free them from the sealant with which they were bedded in), and varnished plywood cutouts carefully sealed in their place. This arrangement should keep things tight until spring, when the windaes can go back in. Hopefully, we'll get the rest of them out this weekend.

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