OK... no pics today
That small leak turned into a very large pain in the arse.
From what I can tell, the yard put the lifting straps right over the thru-hull transducer
housing. I was on the boat
when it was lifted to make sure the straps were balanced correctly and to keep and eye on my rigging
and such - so I couldn't see down under. t cracked the seal - and possibly the housing (old installation
blocks to keep the transducer parallel with the sea bed).
By mid day it was filling my shower sump
every 30 minutes. I had to get her back out of the water
I thought I'd try my hand at a beaching (one of the reasons I bought a cat in the first place) but the tide is low this time of month and tomorrow doesn't have a second low tide here (it's low tonight at 9:00pm - in the dark) so I can't do much work
on her for a couple of days.
Bummer way to spend my first day in the water
If I can't fix it on the beach I'll have to haul out
I serviced every sea-cock and thru-hull... that bastard strap. I'll be watching from the ground next time.
I'll keep you posted.