In this episode of Sailing Nandji we are held up from the engine install and start on another repair project of attending to the soft spots on the bow. We remove the old windlass to install the new but discover a little more rot than expected! Yosh takes to the soft spots with a chisel and hammer and uncovered wet wood under the fibreglass. Like most boat jobs, things must get worse before they can get better and before you know it, a huge portion of the bow is ripped up and wood taken out. We take you through the steps we used to repair, replace and restore the area.
We had been carrying around our NEW windlass ready to install for months now, but the thought of removing the old and knowing there was a problem that lies beneath had been daunting to do not in a boat yard. I had grit my teeth and pulled the anchor by hand for another few months to reach this point. Finally the day is here to discover how far the rot has spread!
We hope you enjoy the video! Please understand we are in a hot environment and outside, we take good care of ourselves and try our best to be as safe as possible. Sometimes we do forget to put on safety gloves or wear glasses as we are trying our best to complete the job as fast and efficient as possible. We are exposed to substances for a very short time and are not doing this everyday. We understand the consequences completely.