|It was the jib's time, actually.|
|The naked foretriangle is shocking!|
I was able on a relatively light air day to take off the yankee-cut jib by myself and to bag it and the staysail in the forepeak. The mainsail removal required Mrs. Alchemy, as the day selected was very breezy (20-28 knots) and only the favourable WNW wind direction that made "head to wind" at dock over the deck, more or less, allowed a reasonably crisis-free stripping and folding away. No pictures, alas...I'm sure it was dramatic from shore!
|The pensive Mrs. Alchemy did not, evidently, fancy being in this shot.|
|Needs a clean, but the two-part's intact.|
|That "polished" part is where the old fluxgate compass sat, and where the new heading sensor will go.|
|The sharp-eyed will note I went from the straps to the line. More secure.|
|There's a newer 2.3 HP Honda, but I'm not tempted. An air-cooled, 15 kg. 3.5 HP? Perhaps.|