Originally Posted by BubbleheadMd
All mast power and antenna connections will be relocated from inside the mast, to inside the cabin for ease of maintenance and troubleshooting.
....Rigging tape re-applied to cover any immobile, sharp objects that might come in contact with a sail......
Moving the connectors to inside the cabin is a great idea. I never thought of doing that, ...until now.
I switched from using rigging tape to using tubes to cover the turnbuckles. I like it much better. I don't have to wrap all the cotter pins every year and I think it's probably better for the stainless not having the moisture trapped in tape 24/7.
Spring is just around the corner, ....I hope!
I've had some cold days under the shrinkwrap as well. I stripped my brightwork (except for the toe rail which I did last year), maintenance on my winches and a few other odd jobs which included one duh moment.
At the end of last season my batteries were reading very low and somewhat erraticly on the meter. After running the engine they seemed to register OK, then the reading would drop on one sometimes on both my batteries. So, I'm thinking my batteries are going bad and am getting pissed
, because I have gel batteries and they are not cheap. One is only a couple years old and seemed to doing better and the other one which is about 10 years old, so I'm expecting to have to replace it anyway.
Now the duh moment.
It turns out the leads to the meter were loose. The batteries are both fine. whew!