Thursday, April 26, 2012
Sails are Out
Yesterday (April 24th), a young islander (Mike) from Turbulence Sails came to look at our sails to give an estimate for some small repairs. While talking, Al asked him about some guidance for pulling the sails down, and he offered to help us do it for a small fee. It was a good thing too, since the sequence of the process is kind of important, and for the novices like us quite overwhelming. Al was very attentive while helping him unscrew the battens, and I took pictures as reminders for next year. You know, we are kind of losing our minds at this age, and most of the time require documentation. Then I took the battens down into the port hull, to store them in my daughter’s cabin (she only spent a few days with us last year, but the cabin is hers for life. My son’s cabin is up for grabs for any visitor, being the nicer one).