2 April 2013
Time to get afloat again
Interestingly the time is taken up with myriad little things, like getting out and hanging the fenders, stowing away the sail ties, fixing the wretched wheel clamp on the trailer, walking behind the boat to eye up the mast for verticality, loading up all the loose bits in the car and getting your boots on, etc. Raising the mast, which is the thing we all seem to worry about, took less than five minutes, and most of them were spent unhooking a shroud from a cleat that it caught round. The beauty of the carbon fibre mast is that even a wimp like me can just heave it up vertical and hold it against the shrouds whilst the jib halyard is tightened up to hold it all in place.