Finishing off yesterday's post: the plywood annulus is now firmly glued in place and I have given it all a good coat of varnish. When the varnish is dry, tomorrow, I will finish fitting the chain locker hatch.
Meanwhile, I have taken delivery of the anchor and the rode. The rode is the name given to the rope (the Warp) and chain combined. It was an extremely heavy parcel.
Also delivered was the Chain Pipe. This devise fits into the fo'c'sle (as we call the forecastle deck). This gives access to the chain-locker for the rode.
|Two Views of the Chain Pipe|
I also made a mahogany bracket, the purpose of which will be seen later