Tuesday, February 20, 2007

New forehatch and pushpit

Above: Arabella's original forehatch was badly cracked and had begun to leak. This is a test-fitting of the replacement, fabricated by the boatyard, which they've made a really nice job of.

Above: Not the most glamorous possible shot of Arabella's new pushpit, prior to installation, but it gives the general idea. The original pushpit is the lower section, onto which the fabricators have welded the upper rail, while continuing the former lines. I was trying to work out how to place the various antennae today. They fit, but by the time the AIS antenna, Navtex antenna and GPS mushroom are all fitted, together with the dan-buoy and horseshoe buoy, it's going to be a squeeze to allow sufficient room to use the boarding ladder as well.