Mark makes a "guard" which covers half of the hole, while underway from Carriacou to Grenada...
Cleaning the old caulk off everything, even all the bolts, nuts and washers.
The guard to keep water from coming into the boat, is in place.
There is not much room to work underneath Irie's bridge deck.
Done! So we thought...
Doing it ALL over again at night! (Removing "new" caulk is much harder than scraping off old caulk)
Putting the frame back in place in between squalls and bumpy water. Tricky and stressful.
Done! Really! (It was 11pm by then)