Thursday, August 28, 2014

Boat Repairs on the {Secret Richmond} Riviera

Our new sails arrived this morning at 11:00 am and we quickly got busy installing them. The headsails were a snap because nothing had changed there, but the mainsail presented more of a challenge. We had "in-the-mast" furling before and now we need reefing lines and hardware. 
But still, it is so exciting to see that crisp, clean, new sail up there.

We also discovered (when we went to adjust the backstay) that the NavTec hydraulic pump was shooting out fluid like a sprinkler. Hence the title of this post. 
So this afternoon we removed the pump and control unit and will take it to Svendsen's tomorrow for repairs. 

Needless to say, we had hydraulic fluid all over ourselves, the tools, and the cockpit. Ah, the joys of cruising.
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