Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Hoist at last

Several things conspired to slow down progress:  The curved mast that was such a good deal turned out to cause innumerable nightmares when making a sail for it.  In the end after days of re-cutting and changing battens to less stiff ones, I finally got it to hoist without jamming halfway up.  I'm happy with the shape in the end but don't recommend pre-bent spars to anyone.
Meanwhile I caught a stomach bug that was going around and can only work for an hour before I have to rest for two.  Things are improving.
All this week the wind and squalls have been blowing through my front yard at over 40 knots, making my sail and mast fiddling more difficult than normal.
Sometime next week I should get out there on the water and see what happens.


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