|Mk I - Hardwood plank tied inside stanchions on Temptress|
|Mk II - Held on by U-Bolts|
|fitted out with cans, looking aft|
|String stopping cables |
disappearing down a dark hole
|Grubby light fitting on starboard side|
|Job done - new light strip on the right|
The latter proved interesting – by lorry from Portsmouth to Cadiz then into a container costs some two thousand pounds, almost as much as flying it in and beyond the limit acceptable to the insurance company who are paying the cost. However by road to Barcelona where the rudder can be loaded on the same ship as loose cargo at the start of its voyage to the islands, the cost becomes a more reasonable sum of around seven hundred pounds. It’ll take a couple of weeks to get here by this route (the ship calls at various places enroute including Cadiz) but at least it will get here. Southampton-based Think Worldwide have done this sort of thing for yachties before! So it’s looking like we’ll be approaching Christmas by the time rudder is fitted and we can do a trial sail.