On my way out of Svendsen’s Bay Marine, i ran into the owners. They were really interested in my story! They made me a pretty good deal -- time+materials, with reports of what was done,… 

Well, it looks like the corrosion isn’t just limited to electronics. The mast itself has some really bad spots. Here is a tang that connects a diagonal to the mast: That, plus the age of… 

My favorite canvas place, West Coast Canvas up in the California Delta has me on the calendar for late March. They do great work and always have a tight schedule. This means I’m going to… 

All of last weekend was spent tracking down some additional corrosion. The good news is that I now understand where most of the wires go on this boat, at least the ones in the foreward… 

The salty air is so tough on metals. Check out this connector: The screw was pretty much impossible to remove, so I had to cut the wire. You can see the bits of wire on…