April 22, 2021
Now that the backing plates were ready for installation, I could finish up the main halyard winch and cleat on the cabintop.
I continued with a third coat of varnish on the anchor platform block.
Next, I installed the stanchions in their bases. Each required two #8 screws to secure it through the base and into holes tapped in the stanchions.
I was still awaiting the cover plate I’d ordered for the backtstay chainplate, but the sealant securing the four main chainplates was cured now and I could trim and clean up around these bases.
Total time billed on this job today: 1.75 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 30°, snow shower. Forecast for the day: Snow and rain showers, then cloudy, windy, 42°