This was back on Halloween day and I’m back up the mast for an inspection. It was a little chilly, more than I’d prefer but…it’s October.
I had a great view of the Spa Creek Bridge.
We were at the famous Annapolis Yacht Club…J 105 row.
Annapolis Yacht Club is still in the early phases of re-construction since the big fire!
We are firm believers that all back stays should have toggles at the top, and the bottom of the stay to help reduce fatigue.
A view across the creek.
Spreader boots need to be replaced.
Turnbuckles look nice and secure. Don’t forget to service those rods every 6 years.
MYTH: Stainless steel doesn’t rust. Adhesives and seawater can contain chlorides which penetrate the rust protective layer found on stainless steel. So make sure you peel off that old tape at the end of the sailing season and start fresh next year.
This is a perfect example of wasting your time and doing it wrong. These custom made link plates should be replaced with a standard, readily available, eye-jaw-toggle.
How not to bend a cotter pin.
Thanks for taking a look at the view.