I need to make a damage report. This is of great interest to me because it seems we sailors/boatbuilders are perpetually trying to make the rot-proof, maintenance-free boat. I say go with the flow and face the reality that nothing is mainenance free. To date I now have three issues I'll need to deal with come spring. 1. Separation of epoxy-glued white oak joints - thes exist at the mast head and base and the motor mount. Failure has occurred in the mast step horn, the motor mount looks ok and I won't know about the mast head until I take the mast down. 2. Hinge failure at the seat box lids. The epoxy bond between the seatbox lid plywood and plastic hinge has failed. 3. Chafe at rope to wood/glass joints. Rope make a good saw and will work its way through what ever it rubs against. Either that or the rope rubs through and the whole thing floats away.
I've got some work to do in the spring and as things improve a few additional bits to make but right now I'm bidding my time looking forward to clearer days when I might set out on the next adventure without fear of hypothermia!
Stepping off after bailing out the seat boxes and having run the motor.
A dismal day of cold intense rain - time for a mug of coffee and a bowl of clam chowder.
The glue joint that holds the seat box covers on has failed.
Signs of wear and tear - dock line chaffing the aft beam end.