Chip Ford's 1974 Catalina 22 Restoration Project
Sail #3282  l  Marblehead, Massachusetts

The never-ending project to fill my hole in the ocean while bailing it out

Louis Plaisance's "Gabriel Pins"

Here are a few pix of the "Gabriel Pins" I McGuivered up several years ago. I called them such because of my mental association of Cotter Pins with Gabriel Kotter of TV fame.

Louis Plaisance
Saint Benedict (SK), #14686
Lake Pontchartrain wuz Lake Salvador, LA
Man....I love that little boat.

Tip from Chip:  If you use PVC shroud covers, keep a few clip-on clothespins handy. (I've always got a dozen or more aboard for hanging wet towels etc., on the lifelines.) When you want to adjust a turnbuckle, slide the cover up the shroud and clip a clothespin beneath it. This keeps it out of the way until you're done adjusting.

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