Half Measures

May 16, 2011

Yesterday I got the vang 1/2 installed. I bolted the mast bracket on and sail-tied the boom bracket in place. If you look at Convivia you might think I have completed the task, but I still have the hardest part to do. Tomorrow night I will raise the mail sail, tug down on the sheet and set the topping lift. Once I have that “measured” I’ll drop the main, compress and align the boom bracket of the vang, and then drill and tap the holes. Once the vang is in place I’ll have to figure out how to alleviate the new chafing point that the vang’s tang induces. My current plan is to attach the ’s turning block to the tang on the vang, but we’ll see.

In other 1/2 measure news the new Hella Turbo fans arrived today. I ordered 6, one for each berth and two for the main cabin. I quickly installed the one for the galley (that could come in useful when frying) and one for Ruby’s berth (she gets hot in there sometimes). The other 4 will probably get done over the next few nights as we decide where we really want them.


And lastly, and completely unrelated to the topic of this post, we moved today. We resisted down dock for almost a year. This week we reluctantly admitted that the 30 minute walk to the showers every day, and the nearly 15 minute walk to the car (several times daily) wasn’t going to get any easier if we relied on the kids to walk faster (or with less complaints) so we moved all the way to 6th   from the head of our dock. Luckily it is owned by the same guy that owned our old , so we didn’t have to give notice or anything.




  1. Comment by Tucker Bradford

    Tucker Bradford May 16, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I got one more fan installed tonight for a true-to-the-post 50%

  2. Comment by Tucker Bradford

    Tucker Bradford May 18, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Finished the vang last night (in the pouring down rain). Then did the last couple of fans while the kids watched Scooby Doo. I would be embarrassed about that last admission had I not been so overwhelmingly productive. Now to install that shiny new Monitor.

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