Sun 02/09/18 After a peaceful week in Brunei, we motored
back to Labuan late yesterday afternoon and arrived in the marina just
after 7pm. It was excellent sailing weather coming back, which is
a shame because I had no genoa fitted and the partially changed rig has
not been tensioned yet, so I couldn't hoist the mainsail - typical.
Whilst in Brunei, I serviced both genoa winches, fitted new swage ends
to the guardwires and one or two other small jobs. Today we
checked in with Labuan Immigration.
Mon 03/09/18 Checked in with Jabatan Laut this morning,
then up to Neptune for the parts made for my forestay. Susie
Goodall is still in 6th place in the GGR, and six entrants have now
retired from the race.
Sat. 08/09/18 Brent has been over for the last few days,
helping me with the standing rigging. We have fitted Sta-Lok studs
to the four overlength lower shrouds and installed those. The
forestay remains a problem, firstly the aluminium extrusions for the new
furler will not fit over the Sta-Lok fitting on the stay, the drum is
going to be around nine inches higher than the old drum as well.
Neptune engineering (and indeed all the shops) are now closed until
Wednesday next - another holiday - so we cannot get the extension plates
cut and drilled to the size needed until then.
Fri. 14/08/18 Today is the day I left Gillingham Marina -
12 years ago! With the new extension plates now fitted to
the forestay, I now need to take it all down again and start fitting the
aluminium extrusions to the forestay. However, Brent and Shane
have gone to Brunei for their visa needs and will not be back for a few
days. With no-one to hoist me up the mast, that job will have to
wait a while longer! For anyone who is thinking of taking apart
their Rotostay furler for bearing replacement, I have added a page to my
workshop page, giving details of how to dismantle them. Susie
Goodall is still in 6th place in the GGR, but about 2000 miles behind
the race leader.
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