Day 5: More breakage
Even though it initially looked bad, it is a pretty simple fix. None of the hardware is broken, so all I need is to put some new rivets in. Wish I had a rivet gun. I don't even have the rivets. I thought about buying one, when setting up a spinnaker pole attachment, but for the size load I went with metal screws. In any case, the rod kicker isn't essential, so I decided to take it down before it could do any damage to the mast.
It was a pretty easy to pop out the last rivet, undo the attached lines and bring the whole rod kicker inside, put it in the v-birth and leave it be until a day when I own a rivet gun.
Captain Petter on S/V Bella Marina
The rest of the day was much better. Still sailing on a beam reach, like yesterday. Weather was partly overcast, my solar panel and especially my batteries were pretty unhappy about that. Only 1500 nautical miles to go. Only. Let's hope nothing else breaks tomorrow.