Started out the day going to Sailor's Exchange. There I bought some nuts, some loctite, a scupper hose and two stainless steel hand rails for my fore-deck all for $105.
Getting the port scupper hose off was a chore.
The old one was blocked with leaves.
Then Craig came over and helped put on the bowsprit. Wahoooo!
Here is the part under the deck. The windlass bolts still have to be installed.
Then I went below and had a siesta to recharge my batteries during the heat of the day. After that I spent the rest of the day trying to take down the furling gear.
I gave up and climbed to the top of the mast at dusk and managed to take the split pin out but couldn't disconnect the halyard......so came back down again. Oh well........."I'll think about that tomorrow" as Charlotte O'Hara says in "Gone with the Wind."