|The trunk looks and feels fragile sitting there all by itself.|
We have been very careful crawling around the cockpit. Brian Mrachek told me that he reinforced his trunk with more glass while he was painting his boat. It looks like a previous owner--probably Ron, installed some aluminum reinforcement bars under the glass flange that holds the cap--good idea, Ron.
Things feel much better now with the cap back in and the thwart attached. It looks and feels sturdy.
|Yes, I know there is a lot of stuff attached to the trunk cap. All of it is|
helpful for racing or single handing.
While we were at it, the mast step was changed back to a cleaner install. We got rid of the big oak box that seemed unnecessary.
|This option was discussed in the gin pole mast raising page. I had said I|
would do it this way if I had it to do over--as it turned out, I did.
Next up--repaint the transom, install the rest of the hardware, install the rubrail, install the graphics. Go sailing and practice with the new spinnaker chute and the roller furling Genoa.