I installed some of the remaining sta-set line on the boarding ladder to use as a retracter to stow the ladder. I'll probably change this setup so I can deploy the ladder from the water should the need arise.
SAM applied the second coat of Cetol to the decorative trim under the caprail and it looks real nice. We were thinking about a third coat today but we were tired so we went to Home Depot to get some Hangar Bolts. I want to use these to hold the cabin light assembly in place. It is very difficult to install the wood screws while holding a couple of fixture parts in place. The hangar bolts will serve as a guide for the fixture base and I bought wing nuts to allow quick access. They are pretty expensive items.
I mounted the curved base cheek block on the whisker pole today using 3/16" Stainless Steel pop rivets and installed the 1/4" red fleck sta-set line from the wire pendent. Let me tell you those rivets are very, very tough to set and took all the strength I possess. The job is complete and I extended the pole all the way and retracted it then stowed it away on the mast track. I am glad to have this little job done. I must admit that I would like the cheek block sheave to be a larger diameter because 1 1/16 is pretty small.
The "Snap" Instant Zippers arrived today and with great excitement I brought them aboard. Miracle of miracles they actually worked and this is the best $10 I ever spent. I also ordered the fixnzip but it has not arrived yet so I may try to cancel the order. Anyway, these things absolutely work and work well.