Saturday, 27 August 2011

Lower repair

Luckly I repaired the compromised lower prior to racing, considering at times we were sailing in over 35 knts!
Below are a few of the pics of the new lug (straight from the Hinckley factory) and the old one.
Sealing the lug after it comes thru the deck is easy with a heap of sikaflex, thus the rubber boots, which Hinckley want $145 each for, are just cosmetic.

Oh, and thanks James Dawson for the tip on just drilling out the encapulated bolts, I might just do that where the headsail sheet turning block is and forget the rest.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kirsty, finally signed on having worked up the courage and got what I deserved, a massive dose of envy!!!!!!!!!!! Brilliant pics and trip, keep updating us.
    Is this where we are meant to write????