This week, while doing research on the leaky fuel tank, something had to be getting done, so I dug into rebuilding all the small winches on the mast and boom along with the main-sheet winch in the cockpit. That will leave the two primary jib sheet winches for another time.
I had a few broken bolts taking the winches off and managed to get a few of them out with the painstaking process of drilling and bolt extractors of various styles. Some I won....some I lost. The actual cleaning (I'm not afraid to use gasoline for a very quick and efficient job) and greasing along with oiling of the winches is very soothing bench work to me. They were a pleasure to do and somewhat mindless for me in a very pleasurable location. All the while contemplating engine removal and fuel tank replacement.
Don't even think for one minute that I'm not doing what I want to be doing. There are other things to do in our life, but what's before us is just fine by us....it doesn't suck being here doing what we're doing. Life is sooo good! Next project on the list is a big one, an 80 gallon leaker needs replacing. There will be pictures!