Pretty windy tonight here in Licata, south Sicily.
The whole marina was without power for a while, but it just came back. One headsail blew out on another sailboat, but it looks like someone managed to get on there and wrap a halyard around it for now.
More to come by the looks of it.
Hooray for mutation!
Speaking of horrible, someone forked and fixed xinput_calibrator, which hasn't been working at all for some years now. Yay someone!
Of course it took me a couple hours to discover this fact. 😬
Here's the working branch:
Unfortunately it looks like the original maintainers have left the building around 5 years ago, so the fix will probably never get merged and show up in distribution packages.
Installing new lifelines (guardrails) this week. The old were pretty knackered and the turnbuckles maxed out. Used lashings instead of turnbuckles on the new ones. Works very well now, although I had to invent a new trick to hold them between tensioning and tying off the lashing.
The flush pin shackles are secured with threadlocker and mean there are no split pins/rings or other crap to catch anything on.
Liveaboard sailing cruisers, UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, Baleares, Sardinia, Sicily, Greece. Cynical computer monkey turned boat repair baboon. European.
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