Continuing to prepare Encore for the hurricane season

Posted By on July 16, 2011

I busied myself on Friday enough that I’m almost too tired to update the blog. As I sit yawning and pondering the “to-do” list for Saturday, I’ll at least post a few photos from the day. I spent the morning stripping the sails and putting them below on the settee below (top left photo in collage). My live-aboard neighbor, Mark Jones of SV Zola, commented that our boat looked “naked.” Somewhat true.

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Besides working to remove any canvas for the hurricane season, I also made four additional stretchy 30 foot docklines. I spliced in a couple of thimbles (bottom left photo) so that I could attach them to a couple short lengths of chain that I wrapped around the pilings – cleats could end up pulling from the dock or even the dock boards could be “bucked” from their stringers. Finally, I included an “in the mirror” photo with the new Kodak Playsport Zx5 just to prove I was here.
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EDIT: adding a short “low light” video test with the Kodak Playsport Zx5.

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