Lucy M's chain plates (the strong point that the shrouds that hold the mast up are attached to) have rusted and lost their strength. At some point replacement chain plates were fabricated and bolted to the outside of the hull. Unfortunately with this configuration, it is difficult to get a fair lead for the head sail sheets. So I am having to chisel out the rusted chain plates and get replacements made and glassed back in. A long slow job - ho hum!
3 years ago