The thwart is in… and trust me, it nearly thwarted me! When cut to size, it wouldn’t fit into the cockpit deck opening, so I had to trim off 5/8 of an inch from the starboard side, and re-glue it after the thwart was on top of the daggerboard trunk. Not really an issue since I used 5 layers of fiberglass on each end as I tabbed it in, and there will also be support blocks underneath. I’ve also installed the new chainplates (5/16″ diameter u-bolts, intended to be bow eyes). Tonight I’m going to splice lines and get the running rigging as set as I can. I’ll post some pictures tomorrow.
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