January 18, 2016
During the day, I went through the now-habitual routine of sanding, cleaning, and varnishing the exterior teak, this the fifth coat on all surfaces.
I spent some time looking into options for the anchor windlass, an ongoing process with various choices available. The limited deck space on the bow, thanks to the hardware for the inner forestay and staysail boom, and I quickly eliminated horizontal windlasses as being too large to fit in the available space, so I concentrated on various vertical windlass offerings, educating myself to the (too many) models available. The decision on the new windlass might be tabled for now, but in any event it was important to learn about the options now. More on this topic to come soon.
Total time billed on this job today: 6.5 hours
0600 Weather Report:
20°, cloudy, snow shower. Forecast for the day: Occasional snow snowers and light snow, up to an inch or so, high in the 20s