Today I got a mash hammer. I've never had one before, but was convinced of the essential nature of such a purchase a couple of weekends back when watching the sinker team administer some pretty effective wallops to a rusty chain with one. It is now in my cupboard where it will stay until the boat is afloat. Thereafter the mash and I will be on the lookout for opportunities to sort out things good and proper. No messing.