Wednesday, February 09, 2011

I only did 3 out of 4 winches yesterday so started the day early with the final winch and finished that by 10am, now I need a break and then comes the really difficult part of cleaning up all the black grease remains from my major spill yesterday. That will probably take much of the day and I'll combine the cleaning work with a fibreglass re waxing of the cockpit and will probably need quite a bit of the rubbing compound that I've got on board. I don't know what I'll do to fix up the teak, as I'm leery of using mineral spirits on the deck planks directly.

It took me more effort to clean up after myself than to do the winch work; I ended up using rubbing compound and waxing the cockpit area and table, and haven't got any interesting pictures to post so I'll put an “action” sequence of the winch cleaning up on this page.

Zanshin I winch covers Zanshin I winch covers
Zanshin I winch covers
Genoa winch on Zanshin I Genoa winch on Zanshin I
Genoa winch on Zanshin I
Winch drum removed This is what the inside of the winch, with the drum removed, looked like before maintenance and cleaning.
Winch drum removed
Winch gears The layout of the main gears on the genoa winch on Zanshin I before removal and cleaning
Winch gears
Degreasing winch gears I used an aluminum cooking pan to keep the grease and dirt inside while I worked at cleaning off the old (and dirty) grease on the winches on Zanshin I
Degreasing winch gears
Small winch parts Some of the small parts in the winche on Zanshin I. The litte springs are very important, as the ensure that the 4 pawls in this gear engage.
Small winch parts
Genoa winch nude Genoa winch nude
Genoa winch nude
White House Bay fish White House Bay fish
[17°14'56.4"N 62°39'30.61"W ]
White House Bay fish
White House Bay fish White House Bay fish
[17°14'56.4"N 62°39'30.61"W ]
White House Bay fish
g'Day Mate on Arita g'Day Mate on Arita
g'Day Mate on Arita
Royal Clipper on the horizon The silhouette of the Royal Clipper off our anchorage at White Bay in St. Kitts.
[17°15'6.12"N 62°39'31.77"W (facing W)]
Royal Clipper on the horizon
AIS Information This picture was taken so that I could identify another picture of the beautiful sailing vessel Royal Clipper. It was only doing 4.4 knots but was under full sail. I love my AIS system, as it does satisfy my curiosity regarding the big boats that I see since they are all required to have AIS.
AIS Information

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