Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Pulling my wire Vlog #121

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard.

I don’t have much experience pulling wire. Legs yes, wire no. But at this time in my life it’s time to pull wire. There was nothing really wrong with the wire but it was a smaller gauge than I wanted and it wasn’t tinned wire. I cut some if it a fair way up from the end and it is quite oxidized – very dark brown inside the insulation. Oxidization means resistance, and resistance means heat, heat could lead to fire, sooooo – new wiring. Hence the pulling of wire.

I also have a crack at installing ‘Helicoil’ thread repair bits. These little fittings are INCREDIBLY useful. Where corroded aluminium rendered old bolt holes useless these Helicoil inserts worked wonders. I don’t know what I would have done without them.

As always fair winds, following seas, and God bless.

Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: i70 Unboxing Vlog #120

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard.

And now for something completely different.  In a previous episode (118) I mentioned that I was waiting for a new piece of electronics.  Well, here’s the big reveal:

I admire well engineered and thought out technology and this particular item looks to be the cat’s whiskers.  I have yet to hook it all up but it was fun to unbox and get a sneak preview of the device.  I made a mistake in assuming that the blue cable is the one that runs through the mast but I’ll talk about that in another episode.

As always fair winds, following seas, and God bless.