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Friday, April 23, 2010

Replacement of Steering Arm Plate -Part1

One of the major maintenance/repair items that has to be completed before we take off on our adventure is the replacement of our rusting splashwell plates. These plates connect the steering cables inside the boat to the rudder steering arms outside the boat. If these plates fail, we would have more difficult time steering the boat and would have a water entry point into the hull.

We will be replacing our existing rusty splashwell plates with fiberglass plates made by a fellow Gemini owner, Jim Beckley. We received the plates and assembly from Jim on Wednesday, and they look great. We will install them before Ariel is put back in the water.

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