Above is the Plastimo netting we added for Palmer. We are officially a "baby boat" now, which is an endearing term for all the cruisers with young children. Amazingly many people manage to sail around the world with their kids on board home schooling them during the cruise.
I also managed some other nagging projects last winter.
I had the windlass rebuilt. Fortunately, just in time it would seem, as the motor had a partial short in it. I can just imagine trying haul 300' of 3/8" chain manually. The manual override takes in about 1" per 12" stroke of the handle. It would literally take 3 hours to get the anchor up assuming we had the stamina. I guess we would have found the endurance to get it done if the wind had changed an put us on a lee shore somewhere.
Unfortunately, Italian made windlasses (Lofrans) do not use standard motors so I had to buy their overpriced replacement for $1,250. It never failed during our cruise so maybe I should not complain.