Friday, May 16, 2014

More Fun In, Around, and Under the Cockpit

Earlier this week we thought we were done with the steering repairs, but while calling Edson to discuss cable tension, they asked us if we had replaced the chain and cables when we replaced the idler. Noooo....., why?
They told us that those chains can look great, but have microscopic corrosion and should be replaced every 8-10 years. Great. So we ordered that new part. It should be here next week.

We also discovered that the plastic drain fitting in the propane locker was broken and would have allowed gas to drain into the bilge if there had been a leak. Great. So we replaced that too.

We did check one little item off the list though.
See the instrument panel above? We took it all apart and repainted it and now it looks like this:
With all the "one step forwards, two steps back" that we've been doing lately, it's nice to get SOMETHING done.

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