Svendson's Boat Works
25 August 2009 | Alameda, CA
I like these guys. Friendly, knowledgeable, informative, and affordable. What more can you ask for?
The rig shop is putting together Avocet's new steering cables and they should be ready for pick up on Friday. They are doing a swagged fitting direct to chain set up that is really slick, much simpler, and less bulky than I had envisioned the terminal/shackle method would be. I'm really excited to get them in place so I can get out and start sailing the bay!
I also spent some time talking with the metal works guy about upgrading the existing encapsulated chainplates to some new externals. Since I'll be replacing the standing rigging at the same time, the project is not only doable, it's going to be almost easy! Not cheap. . . but less than I had expected. . .
It's good to make some progress on the boat again and have some sense of accomplishment.