An indoor work day today. Cold and windy outside. The forecast for the next few days is not much better. Maybe a few inches of snow this weekend. So I have been packing waterproof duffels, sorting gear, counting batteries and cups of fruit.
I bought a new ship's clock for SPARTINA, $8.88 at Walmart to replace the one that is stuck on Daylight Savings Time because the crown corrodes in the salt air. I also picked up the outboard from my mechanic, a nice guy and ex-submariner who is very precise about everything he does - submariners are like that.
Gaff jaws are complete with the new leather and a mast lashing held in place by waxed twine. The new chainplates are in place too and I am pleased with how well they fit and matched the originals.
I do need two days of nice weather in the next two weeks. One to finish the paint touchup and to do the bottom paint. The second day to roll SPARTINA out to the street and set up the rigging to make sure everything fits in place.