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Hallberg Rassy Rasmus 35
An Old Classic
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Cape Horn Self Steer Installed, New Batteries, and New Varnish
I received the Cape Horn Windvane Self Steering gear about a week ago and took the time to install it last week. I ordered the outboard model and it was fairly easy to install. It took me two days working alone and it looks to be a pretty good installation.
I also ordered a tiller head from the CapeHorn Company and it fit perfectly and will enable me to steer with either the windvane or a tiller handle which I can easily bolt onto the tiller head.
I also added a teak rack in front of the windshield just in case I needed an extra spot to hold a solar panel or other gear I might lash down on top.
I had time to put another coat of varnish on the interior. I will probably apply one more good coat and call it good.
I also installed my two Lifeline 4D AGM batteries giving me about 450 amp/hours of power for cold drinks on those hot days. I thought I got a real good price from BD Batteries out of Denver. They also shipped free!
I am ordering the engine within the month and hopefully get her in the water by no later than September.