13 November 2006

Alive and Working

The new winches are installed and ready for action. Testing was rigorous and thoroughly documented. First, Bob held the "working" end of a line and I winched it...passed with flying colors. Then, I repeated the test with me holding the "working" end and Camille winching it...again top notch results.

We then took one grainy picture to make the event official:
new winch

Crewmembers read this blog so I won't tell the story of the "extra" part when the port winch was installed the first time. Needless to say, lesson learned and the subsequent de-install and re-install and the starboard install all went swimmingly.

5 comments:

AdriftAtSea said...

But extra parts are normal whenever you're installing new gear.... really...the manufacturers even say so... besides, having a little extra practice installing them is a good thing... since you have to disassemble them to install them. Good practice for the annual maintenance next year...

:D

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Eliboat said...

Looking very sweet. I'm jealous of your winches.

EVK4 said...

Now I have a couple of extra cam cleats that I have to put somewhere. I should know better than to do a makeshift solution.

Girl, good luck finding a Japanese Friend...a truly admirable goal.

Zen said...

Finding a Friend in itself is an admirable goal. eh!


Yeah, I'm green on the winches also...