All Play and No Work Makes a Dull Cruiser

  Wednesday, May 29, 2013 / Stephanie / Uncategorized  

During our passage from Great Inagua, Bahamas to Port Antonio, Jamaica while doing sail changes I'd noticed that the railing around the bowsprit was a bit wobbly. Shaking it quite vigorously, I pointed this out to Brian who took one look at the base and said, "OH, it's cracked!" So for the duration of the passage I couldn't rely on the lifelines or the railing for stability up on the bow. We wanted to get this fixed before our next passage because it just wasn't safe to have a cracked railing. So Brian went to work disassembling the railing from the bowsprit.

Fortunately, Brian found a welder nearby and was able to take the railing to be properly repaired. The welder dropped what he was doing to complete the project, what service! $800 Jamaican dollars later ($8.00USD) we had a neatly welded base.

Brian reinstalled the railing in no time! Now we're ready once again to get underway.

2 Comments

  1. From stephanie on May 31, 2013
    Thanks, Ann. There is always something in need of fixing or improving...I'm equally impressed with Brian's newfound handyman skills! Although, I have put in an order for a newer and potentially larger sailboat :)

  2. From Ann Landau on May 29, 2013
    Good work! I am so impressed with your fix-it skills or finding someone who can help you! I love following your adventures and your photos are amazing!