Washboards, and bowsprit bling

Bottom washboard template hinged over cockpit floor.
Bottom template washboard secured in position by sprung wooden catches (see here).
Swim ladder and washboards under construction.
Washboard stowage under cockpit seats.
Fuel tank, with sightglass, secured in place under cockpit floor.
Deck fuel filler cap.
Least intrusive gear and throttle lever, to be located under starboard cockpit seat form.
Depth/speed transponder socket (inside …
… and out).
Cockpit floor grate patched from previous fuel hatch.
Patterns for mainsheet Murray winch supports (in yet another sop to age-diminished upper body strength).
30 m 8 mm anchor chain and 30 m 16 mm anchor warp.
Companionway threshold, rudderstock base and backstay lever plinths, now with 10 coats of Uroxsys (as has toerails).
Steamed/laminated oak masthoops from Pert Lowell in Newbury MA, and mainsheet horse, boom crutch pads and bowsprit jewellery back from polishers.


Toerails (now bolted and plugged) and bowsprit halfway through varnishing, with five coats of Uroxsys.
Also, rudderstock surround, and plinths for Laurent Giles running backstay levers …
… and ensign staff.
Pattern for anchor chain box
Template for swim ladder …
… to give the aging some prospect of reboarding after constitutive dip.


Toerail forward profile matches original.
Anchor/mooring lines blocks, cast from Gloriana‘s. Starboard groove to fit 8 mm anchor chain.
Bullseye decklight, Maxwell low-profile anchor chain winch (offset for run from block, and to centre hawse pipe), and winch footswitches.
Deck annotated to starboard for placement of jib, staysail, and backstay block padeyes.
Placement of Laurent Giles running backstay lever, beside jib winch base.