Tom has been busy readying DORADE for the arrival of her new winch package. The winch pads outside the cockpit combing have been removed. New bases to fit the larger primaries and a different set of running backstay winches have been laminated out of mahogany. The under-deck blocking has also been replaced and improved both visually and structurally. Tom is under pressure to make the blocking look good as it right above Matt’s head in his bunk. The goal is to be ready to install the new winches as soon as they arrive. The old primaries were undersized for the load they carry and also were prone to overrides. We have taken steps to eliminate overrides with the new winches. Picture 4 shows the old blocking next to the new blocking. Tom used the old under-deck blocking to pattern a better fit for the new ones. Picture 6 shows the new bases safely stored in the trailer.