In Part 2, I finish rebuilding the shelf and Chainplate knee, and make a new chainplate for our Bristol 26 sailboat.
We found some hidden surprises (i.e. lots of work) when we removed the carpet from the cabin walls of our Bristol 26.
The first thing I did to our boat was replace the original seacocks which were all frozen open.
“…On the beaches of Rhode Island and Connecticut, there’s always some ambient light from the neighboring towns and cities. On the Outer Cape–that narrow spit of land jutting out into the Atlantic–there’s not much development. In the low light, eyesight takes a back seat to the other senses.”
We sold our first sailboat, which was a 22’ Seafarer. It was a nice sailboat, and I learned a lot about sailing and sailboat maintenance, but we wanted something a little different. The Seafarer has a roomy cockpit, but the cabin was small and lacked standing headroom. It also had a fixed keel, which made […]