Muscled-up cockpit seats; skylight protection bars.
The cockpit seats were built nine years ago, held together by trenails.
Their relatively delicate construction proved no match for crew galumphing about on them as steps to access and exit the cockpit.So, taking advantage of a four-week break in the winter series’ racing schedule, the seats are being beefed up.
And in the same break, father and son riggers review shroud strop placement.
Sailmakers’ whipping for 15 reefing nettles (main and stay sails).
Rogue‘s wardrobe now almost is complete with only a #2 jib to come, courtesy of sailmaker Ken Fyfe’s remarkable economy with sailcloth originally ordered for Bruce Askew’s smaller Wellington sailplan.
And the cabin now is free of rigging paraphernalia:
Mike Renner — grandson of R C Renner, who imported Rogue from Auckland to Wellington in 1900 (see October 1900 entries in Rogue’s history) — donated Rogue’s original Inglefield sister clips, here deployed to hoist the Classic Yacht Association pennant preparatory to Rogue’s return to racing on Auckland’s Waitematā Harbour after her 122-year absence (see 30 April 2022 entry in Rogue’s racing).