I just wanted to talk more about the Nauticle flea market I went to this weekend. I am a big fan of them and even though I know some of you aren't I want to tell you what I got there.
I needed bow chocks for the boat and I got a matching set that fit and that I painted black for less then 6 USD.
I also needed a throw ring for the stern that I got for 25 USD. The gentleman there wouldn't budge on price
but it is a coast guard approved commercial
throw ring with reflective tape and looks close to new. For 25 USD I couldn't pass it up.
I got three 14 position electrical
gangs that have a 3/8 bolt to mount a battery
cable to them. So I can use them as negative or positive applications and use battery
cable ground and power through them. I found the ones on the boat burned up and I need to replace them as well as move my house batteries to get the electrical system
back up and running.. These I bought for 20 USD and they are heavy duty, stainles steel
, with nylon fiberboard backing 1/2 inch thick. They also have mounting holes drilled into them.
I also got 8 bronze rings 1/4 inch in diameter and 8 bronze hooks to go with them as well as a 5/8 thimble for 20 USD. The thimble is for my anchor
road which I installed last night after painting it. And the rings and hooks are for my life lines. I am going to use them to get more ease of availability to climb on board my boat. As it sits now you can only board her at the stern. I want to be able to choose from the stern the bow and the fattest stretch of the beam. I will use stainless cable at the middle stanchions but regular 3/8 rope
at the bow stern and beam.
That's pretty much it for now. I have lots of little things I still need to get done and I still have tape to remove from painting. I am hoping to get to pull the old girl this coming month or so I can get the bottom job done. When that happens hopefully I can get all the sea cocks swapped out and the hoses resecured with double clamping to make me feel safer sailing her. By for now!