January 5, 2017
I spent the day removing deck hardware, starting at the stem and working my way aft along both sides. The hardware and fasteners were old and appeared to be original installations in most cases, and many of the fasteners were in poor condition, often breaking off during removal. Bow pulpit, cleats, anchor hardware, chainplates, running lights…all were among the pieces I removed during a morning’s work. The aluminum running light housings were in poor condition, and the starboard side fell apart during removal.
I’d continue with the remaining hardware on the aft half of the boat next time.
Total time billed on this job today: 4.5 hours
0600 Weather Observation:
25°, clear. Forecast for the day: Mostly sunny, 29°