Pulpit Repaired

Pulpit back in place with all sealant cured and surplus trimmed.


Flanges straight and seating correctly.

Polishing is a tad less shiny than the original.

Bow roller now straight with both rollers now rotating.

Back to Puerto Sauce

Very busy day today. Up early to drive from Punta to Piriapolis where I met Laurence who will install the repaired pulpit and bow roller.

We got to Montevideo before 10:00 but the pieces were not quite ready. Finally we got away after 12:00 and after stooping for lunch we were back on board in Puerto Sauce just after 15:00.

It was fiddly work but all went well and we finished just after 19:00 and after dropping Laurence off in Piriapolis I got back to Punta around 23:30.

Another violent storm came through Puerto Sauce in January with winds in excess of 50 knots. The quay mooring buoys failed and five boats were badly damaged as the buoys dragged allowing moored boats to smash against the concrete quay.

Similar but less severe damage occurred during a December storm when Kiriwina was also damaged. Looks like that was a warning that was not heeded.

This classic boat received minor damage in December but this time it lost nearly a meter from the stern..


We are in Montevideo for a few days staying at the Tryp hotel in Punta Carretas.

This afternoon we handed over our pulpit and bow roller to the repairing engineer. They should be ready next week.

Lovely sunset over Yacht Club Uruguayo.


To Montevideo

We got the pulpit into the car. Just.

Luckily the road to Montevideo is very smooth. A slight port list was required from the driver.


Pulpit Off. Puerto Sauce

I'm hoping to have the pulpit and bow roller repaired quickly in Montevideo.

Removal required disconnection of the forestay and the deployment of two halyards (winched very tight).


Fixing holes temporarily patched.

Interesting gaps where original sealant was applied.