|A view of the boot dodger frame. Cover in progress!|
The electric windlass will be replace with a block and tackle snatch system. the anchor line and chain will be stowed aft and retrieved 9 fathoms at a time horizontally along the deck.
|Captain Osborn learned to weld stainless steel and completed the roll cage project.
The cage will serve as cockpit protection, boom gallows and support for the handrails that will follow.
|Roll cage in place for mounting.|
|A view from astern of Empiricus.|
|The new battery bank. Wired and ready for use.|
|Copper cable is expensive. Wire was cut from the old windlass cables to build new battery cables.|
|The wood and coal storage bins complete with paint. This was a good use of the void under the port-side setee. Mini cabinets to the front of each bin make a good use of the cabinet doors still in place|
|Port Foot locker complete!|
|The pocket on top of the foot locker will be used as a” day use” coal and wood bin. This way the cushions need only be moved a few times per week.|