19 February 2012
I have bent on the mainsail, added a few hooks to hold up loose ends of reefing lines and strapped all spars to the supports. The dinghy is crammed into the locker with newly painted floorboards. I just need to get the engine back and start loading sailing rations (beer largely) and I am ready for the new season. I am hoping to get a Boat Safety Certificate in the next few weeks, and then I can take her out on the Thames at some stage. But she will go down to Poole first for the start of the season. Only about six weeks now.