I think the stress which caused this crack came from my under-sized cradle which was bowing significantly from the weight of my boat. So, they are fixing it, along with the other items on the to-do list. Seems like just when I think the ghosts of the prior owner are excersized, something like this comes out.
In all honesty, there's not many examples in history of someone filling the Black Box the way I've been doing it for the past two years. I have fixed more problems at the expense of my short sailing seasons than most sane people would tackle. Is it possible that the Black Box carries deficits between owners? I hope not since there's no way to get a balance statement.
At this point we are scheduled to be in the water on Thursday, but there's a lot of things that could happen between now and then, so we're still looking at a possibility of some time on Friday as well. Before that happens, I need to get some things done...
Never a dull moment, but the light at the end of the tunnel is growing brighter. She's out of the cradle and into the sling. That's a one way street to the slip as far as I'm concerned.
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