Saturday, July 01, 2017
The original jockey wheel that came with the boat was old but still working well. I decided to change it because I parked my boat on the front lawn which slopes the wrong way. When it rains the cockpit fills with rain water. The new jockey wheel has a longer reach, tilting the front of the boat higher and so drains the water to the back and out through the drain holes.
Friday, June 30, 2017
Today (25th November 2016) is the day. I am going to launch the boat at Lake Ngaroto for the first time to find out whether everything is working: centerboard, rudder, sails, all running rigs and to check the integrity of the hull (leaks if any).
I put back the mast and outboard engine. The sails and rudder are stored inside the cabin. For towing long distances, I strongly recommend the use of a heavy duty tie down as shown here.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
1. rust corrosion on the trailer.
2. the light board was too narrow.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Before I launched the boat on water, I did a test rig-up, on my front lawn, of the mast, sails and rudder just to make sure that everything is there.
Monday, June 26, 2017
I spent a whole day working on the mast, re-installing all the standing and running rigging lines. It was like a big jigsaw puzzle.