With the rental car still in my possession, I wanted to use the day for shopping in the big industrial area of Jarry. I really wanted to get a bread maker and use the opportunity to stock up on Nespresso pods and also get various small stuff for the boat. I had forgotten that things close down early, and by 13:00 the stores were, for the most part, closing up for the weekend. I didn't get a bread maker, but did get some coffee pods as well as some rum and other provisions for the boat.
Back aboard I finally got around to repairing my snubber before the strands frayed and departed along with my hard to replace metal hook; the short 3-strand splice was surprisingly easy to complete after the first set of tucks had been done, but I did have some help from a mariner on the next boat who seemed to have spent half his life splicing and could probably do this splice in the dark with one hand tied behind his back. He gave me some excellent pointers to make my future splices a bit easier, as well.

Chafing repair on the snubber The chafed section of my 3-strand snubber which will need to be excised and then the two good ends spliced back together.
(2013-04-06 17:18:18 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/320s] ISO 100 Focus 0.50m)
Chafing repair on the snubber
Snubber repair, part 2 The chafed section of line has been cut out of the line and the two ends have their individual 3-strand lines taped to prevent them from opening.
(2013-04-06 17:23:41 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/125s] ISO 100 Focus 0.50m)
Snubber repair, part 2
Snubber repair - finished The short splice has 3 tucks on each side and then gradual thinning of the spliced ends and is now complete.
(2013-04-06 17:48:15 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/200s] ISO 100 Focus 0.50m)
Snubber repair - finished
Fine rum I was sold this fine rum as a sipping rum, sort of the equivalent to a single malt scotch, but somehow it doesn't quite hit my palette the way a good whisky does.
(2013-04-06 15:20:01 NIKON D7000 with a "18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6" lens. [f/3.5, 1/40s] ISO 100 Focus 0.50m)
Fine rum
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