Pearly Miss No4 Restoration

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Re: Pearly Miss No4 Restoration

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Even I don't get it right..the moundings for the rowlocks prevented the cables from being run down the gunwales and no amount of lateral thinking could shift them further. Cue a serious beating session with blocks of wood and a persuader to free them from their corroded mounts...Finally got them off and into acid.Then had to drill out my careful rivets holding the rear sheaves in, as the 4mm cable is just too stiff to tweezer out past the roller - I'll tie string onto the ends next time. Then I discovered that the cable (smelling of mothballs, so suspect was an early CV-19 disinfectant) was 1m short - could have sworn 10m was the correct length. A day has passed.. :tumbleweed:
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Fasten bra straps and remove dentures...

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