Well I left Tyrell Bay bound for St Lucia early, hoisted the mainsail and sailed past close to each boat I had made good friends with, had a special send off from all. 'Jambaiala' a very big Carriacue sloop gave a salute as I left, being a lot faster she left after me and overtook me, pic)1
Pic ) 2 is sighting St Lucia at 0557hrs next morning as the Pitons appeared after a severe squall.
!!! yes, it took that long to find the teak at an affordable price! following pics show the story of that little job. pic 1, the plank on deck next to the hole it will fill.
a quick sand to check the joint is good.
until finally at the knight head and screwed home.
then the capping rail has to go on after plugging all the fasteners, 14 screws were used on the plank, magically sourced in July 2012 in St Thomas USVI.
and at last it is finished