Details of the changes and improvements to Ocean Free
We had the liferaft serviced today in Palma Majorca. And because it was a few years since it was last out of its shell, I thought it would be good to see it exploded. The liferaft technicians were very thorough and checked it visually first. They unpaacked it, checked the cylinder and valves and then pulled the inflation cord. The raft filled up well and was in as-new condition no need for concern.
The forestay is off and the furling gear is being removed here to enable the forestay cable to be replaced. This uses special low stretch Dyform stainless steel cable to resist the high loads in the rig. After 7 years use, it was good to strip this doen and replace [...]
Look no hands! And not much holding up the mast either We bought a replacement set of standing rigging from Spencers Rigging in Cowes (dont use them, they were appalling to deal with) and sent it down by truck to Corfu. We moved the boat next to.the Quay in Corfu [...]