Anchor rode

Spent a couple hours on Ripple today securing the heater tank, and tending to various small tasks including:
  • Finishing the splicing of the aft-deck anchor rode on a thimble, shackled to the the anchor chain.  The nylon line had previously been sliced directly to the chain.
  • Renewing bungie cords on the boat cover.
  • Renewing the leather retaining straps that keep the bronze belaying pins in the combing oarlocks.  These pins are wonderful as combing cleats, and I am going to look into a set of oarlocks and sweeps so as to be able to row Ripple in the even of a near-dock engine failure.


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