In the photo at the top, you can see the last 2 jobs that were done- the custom bow roller extension for our Rocna primary anchor and the front shade awning.
Bow Roller Extension
Without the custom built roller extension, the anchor would have gouged the hull in heavy seas, and knocked down or broken out our bow light. Thanks to Tony for fabricating the metal extension and to Bobby for welding it in place!
The design is based on some sun awnings I saw on Pam Wall’s boat Kandarik, and uses rigging foils for supports. This makes good sense as they are very strong. Pam has written an excellent article on this subject, will add a link when I locate wifi.
Now that the work is complete (for now, at least!), I’ll be posting a list of what we were able to do over the last 4-5 months. So glad to finally be at a point to head off for white sandy beaches! Stay tuned!!