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.