The keel guides are in

Well the very expensive Keel guide arrived from Germany and last weekend was spent installing them (and I mean all weekend) there installation proved to be more then a handful and very UN-German not to have some special method and tool to do this job. After consulting with Euan Beattie very helpful a former Dehler owner I used a slightly different  but most probably no easier method. I found a special nut from Mcmaster Carr http://www.mcmaster.com/ that allowed you to bolt down the

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 nut on the inside. It worked but as the inside of the opening was rather uneven getting the bolts to line up proved to be a real chore but it was successfully accomplished and hopefully the new fittings will not end up with the original fittings on the sea floor. Wile I am writing about maintenance I have also installed a Boomkicker to hold up the boom so it will not drop to the deck every time I lower the main. These unit work much like a solid vang. I have also modified the vang itself  and now have 12 to 1 power that can be manage from either side I will show some photos soon. There are some other mods I will show in that photo essay soon as the weather will cooperate.

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