Life line terminations
The life lines terminate fore and aft in nylon bindings linking bronze thimbles on the life lines to bronze eyes screwed to the teak top rails. The rear bindings were dangerously weakened, a number of the constituent cords having worn through.
Replaced with new nylon cord.
I also spent time today sorting out how to tighten up the boat cover so that it looks better, and sheds water more effectively. Raising the gaff and boom yokes, the gaff halyard, and the topping lift raised the boom, steepening the pitch of the cover, and a ridge line from the bow to the mast tightened up the front of the cover.