|I'm pretty good with weather, but this cloud waterfall is both baffling and ominous.|
|Ah, speed wheel, you're yesterday's news.|
|Although not without its upsides: Can't take it with me!|
|This is not as disorganized as it looks, although with the hydraulic hoses out, I can tidy up and cable-tie the wire runs better.|
|The back of the first of two Marol HRP-38 helm pumps.|
|Pretty clean back here after 30 years. Good.|
|The rare shot of the skipper at work.|
If heavy and awkward (see: 90% of the refit process). These are fishing trawler-grade helms and they are about 15 kilos in weight minimum...and empty.
|Perhaps Cabin Boy can polish the entire wheel spoke area now!|
|Needs a paint job as the outdoor life is a hard one. The insides, however, are in good shape. The brown ring is a fibreglass spacer.|
|Also wanting a paintover, but essentially in good shape.|
|That's leaked hydraulic fluid. I'd swab it out, but it will keep the rust at bay until it's warm enough to paint. Or so I maintain.|
|And some very nice AWAB T-clamps, for the discerning boater's BWL needs.|
|Doesn't look like much, but it promises a great deal.|
More to come soon!