Having to work this coming weekend I had this Monday off. We ventured out to the Bell to check things over and get a few odds and ends done.
The first order of business was making up a baby tether. 1 meter long and also good for adults on night watch or used with Jacklines. For this I cut a piece of spare halyard and whipped the ends. Attaching them to true climbing carabiners with halyard hitches.
Baby girl checking my work some more.
After making up the tether we installed the Ram Mic for our VHF. A 1″ hole saw and some butyl bedding and all was well.
After the Mic I wanted to install the folding padeye to tether the little one to.
I headed for the marinas ships store and bought the required nut and bolts and a ice cold Coke. Being brilliant I put said Coke in my pant leg pocket for the stroll back to the boat.
On getting back aboard I took a seat in the salon, pulled out the Coke and opened it, to have it foam up and cover me with soda. Lucky for us we keep a spare set of clothing aboard, the “husband is messy stash” as I like to call it.
After my journey into laundering I drilled the 3 holes and mounted the padeye.
I may install a second one on the port side and use them as the aft point for jacklines.
Now we can secure Elizabeth in the cockpit.
Other odds and ends.
The head knocker removed going to the head. A little less privacy traded for a few less bumps.
I also install 2 tubes to hold boat hooks and fishing rods etc. I used a 10 foot drain pipe purchased at Lowes for $8.
Not the best photo as it was taken late in the day. These tubes are hanging in the quarter berth in easy reach of the companionway.
And my two lovely ladies.