Replacing the flybridge steering cable

While working on another project, I cleaned up a a fair amount of broken wire strands from inside the bottom of the lower helm. These all came from the steering cable. As you can probably see, it is pretty beat up. I put tape on part of it in the hope that it would diminish damage to the existing cable where it enters the tube until I could repair it properly. I don’t think it really helped.


Lower helm

It is clearly time to replace the cable. At first, I thought I would need to have this done by a professional. I posted about it on the Grand Banks forums and received prompt responses on how easy it was to do. Don Dahl was even kind enough to send me an email with complete instructions. Continue reading

New Window Coverings

We asked Canvas Supply to whip up some new mesh window coverings for a us a couple weeks ago. With all the holiday activities, we just had the opportunity this past weekend to swing by to check the work out. I think they did a great job.

The idea behind it was to give us a bit more privacy when we wanted it without having to have the curtains closed all the time. We still want to be able to see outside and enjoy the view. We also wanted to be able to decrease the bright sun from time to time and give a little weather protection to the windows and frames.


The front panel includes zippers to accommodate the opening center window. They fit perfectly. Continue reading