Yet Another Repair
Guess what? Something else broke. It hadn't been three days since we fixed the spreader when we found out that the inner forestay needed a new chain plate. The chain plate is what holds the stay to the hull, and the one for the inner forestay had totally corroded. The plate had for some reason been made out of aluminum, and that made it a target for galvanic corrosion. The thing should have been made out of stainless steel, but it was aluminum instead. Don't ask me why, I have no idea why you would do that. Dad thinks the inner forestay might have been added at some point, and that whoever made the installation might have made a mistake. Or he could have been told that the plate was stainless and have been cheated. Either way, Dad replaced the plate with a piece of stainless steel today, but it took most of the day. I also repaired the broken fan while he was working. The fan had been poorly placed and was doused with seawater and rain multiple times until it finally stopped working.
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