More Progress on the Arch!

In talking with Arch Man Jim earlier this week, we decided that it would be best to wait until next week for the installation. Besides the weather not cooperating, he wanted to weld in a strut to help brace the arch laterally. I gave him the go-ahead, and he just emailed a picture of the progress:


The arch is 1 3/4 inch and the strut is 1 inch. It looks like it could withstand quite a lot of weight and stress! No match for our 270 pounds worth of dinghy and outboard, and that is a good thing!

We’re shooting for Monday 12/28 for the installation, so let’s see how things go!

About Captain Tom

Over 10 years sailing and over 3500 miles under our keel. Was an engineer (EE) for over 30 years, then after moving into management, decided that the corporate world was no longer for me. Ran my wife's law office for 15 years and recently retired. Now we live aboard and sail the California coast, soon to leave for the Sea of Cortez.