We started polishing the the two masts while home on my last break, we managed to do the mizzen mast together. Raewyn is doing the main mast alone!
She won’t be able to get past the spreaders until I get there, then she will crank me up to do the other half. This process takes all the oxidation off and preserves it as well, very necessary as they are bare alloy.
We have our new fenders at last! These proved invaluable when we sailed around the world on Saveke http://www.nobeltec.com/Downloads/Document.asp?D=WEB&H=COMPANY.STORIES.SAVEKE
They have been tested overnight with 20+ kt winds as a front just passed through Tin Can Bay
Raewyn had covers made for the new fenders, we used the same one’s on our last boat and helped save the paint.