I haven't posted in a long time, been around though, listening and watching. But, I thought it was time to stop leaching off the community, and atleast give back some.
The first sail of the season for us was a few weeks ago... and it was almost the last. I have not learned so much in a week since I was in school. So many things went bad, and so many things could have gone so much worse. Rather than bore anybody here, I posted a trip report to my blog
, its a bit long, but might prove to be a decent read for some of you. My girlfriend is awesome, (she's the last photo on the blog), she kept her cool, didn't freak... and actually claims to have had a good time.
Even though it was not the most pleasant or relaxing trip, I had an awesome time, and am now way more confident than I was before. I wouldn't change that trip for anything actually... because now I know I can deal with things, and make decisions (not always the right ones) when needed.
So, how difficult is it to replace a broken steering cable? Its an Edison wheel, with a chain at the wheel which connects to the cable. I didn't crawl all the way through to where it connects to the rudder, so I am not sure what that connection is like. The cable is broken about 6 inches from its connection to the chain on the one side. Any advice?
Feels good to post here again.