Maintenance, repairs and planned upgrades

Recent work on Spellbinder includes new standing rigging, a new spreader, new running rigging, a new rudder bearing, replacement of several seacocks, new life jackets and harnesses and a full kit out of domestic niceties!

She will shortly have a new offshore life raft (6 man canister) with hydrostatic release mechanism, a new danbuoy and holder, CO and smoke alarms, a 12v hoover, a kettle and a guest book!

Immediate work also includes a full gas safety check. For the summer, I plan to haul her out, have her hull blasted and epoxied, and Coppercoated (a type of long-lasting antifoul). Thereafter, new sails, an electrical re-fit and a Hydrovane self-steering system beckon…

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