Thursday, October 6, 2011

October 4, 2011.

Oops! It seems there was a little bit of a mistake (not mine). The new traveler system that I was ridiculing the other day turned out to be WRONG.

The US representative for Jeanneau came to the yard with a blueprint for the new traveler system. The 2 bails that were the anchor points for the 3 boom hung blocks were mounted out of position by 30 inches at the factory. Plus, there was supposed to be a third bail that had never been installed.

I drilled out the rivets holding the bails in position and mounted all 3 bails where the new blueprint showed them. After drilling the new holes and riveting everything in place the boat immediately headed across the harbor to be received into the boatshow. Nick o' time, embarrassment avoided.

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