|First hub off the axle|
|Cleaning grease off the spindle|
I briefly considered just attaching the new hub and wheel anyway, and hoping for the best. I'd already bought them, after all.
|Additional damage to the axle|
I'll also have to see about returning the hub and wheel I bought, and exchanging them for new wheels. These have a 4-hole pattern, and the new axle comes with pre-attached 5-bolt hubs. Hopefully I can get all this wrapped up in time for the G11 boatbuilders gathering in 3 weeks.
In other news, I got the first encapsulation layer of epoxy on the newly-widened stem for the Zip. I had enough epoxy left over that I also encapsulated the aft face of Frame #2.