Thanks RSM. Here's a typical, mellow day on our side of the pond.
Good luck with the repairs. Keep an watchful eye out for those weld cracks.
Still waiting for summer to arrive dark grey sky and drizzle at moment (just like you see in those old WW2 convoy movies).
The one that got away, I presume letting the line go slack allowed the fish to loose the hook, and get yourself some gloves that line can cut real deep.
Got a race with the my local yacht club this weekend. As a temporary measure (till bearings arrive) I shall pack out the mast to bearing gap with a length of plastic rain water downpipe, it should work. Shall slap plenty of white silicon grease and PTFE and try it out in boatyard to see if it works okay before going out.
Well today is the 29th April I didn't race as my mod didn't work. I had to remove the drainpipe sleeve off the mast as it was still too thick at 8th of an inch, to fit down the mast well. So I am still waiting for the replacement bits from Hobie (been waiting a month now!
Parts arrived at last nearly two months wait, not Hobies fault as the EU importer miss-laid the part. Matt was about to send me a mast bearings/collar direct when the original order arrived. So fitted the parts and was out on the water yesterday (for only the second time this year!) felt good. I might have a go at that there fishing game however I don't think we have anything as large as you have in your area. Main staple here is cod, sea bass, pollock.
I still got to design and fit an engine mount, thinking along the lines of using both the rod holder pockets and the trolley holes to spread the load over a greater area, we'll see.
All the best and happy sailing, see you further down the ships log