|Spring in the yard.|
Silence does not suggest inactivity. Work expanded recently to fill a scheduled week away in March on a Caribbean sailing charter that was unfortunately abandoned, due to the sudden illness of the skipper, Nonetheless, things are proceeding in the run-up month to launch.
|Featureless cylinder to some, galvanic isolation to me.|
|Not seen: the shattered "radome" for the flux gate compass. There goes another dollar.|
|Before all was a trackless waste.|
The "sailtrack" portion of the Tides Marine setup. After reading the directions and looking at the current bound and stacked mast of Alchemy, I think I will wait until I have the mast in its pre-hoisting position on sawhorses to install this. I need the mast to be facing the sky, and I may have to tap a few holes.
|Exceedingly pricy bits my sailmaker seems to understand.|
|I wondered how a) he told all these lines apart and b) how often he had to repaint the loft floor.|
|More arcane squiggles.|
|Money goes here.|
|I believe this is the second reef. I was trying to follow Ron's descriptions.|
|Possibly the second reef? It was much clearer at the loft.|
|Helpful terms for the uninitiated.|
|It's hard to see, but there's a white chalk mark to the right of the line representing the original main's leech or aftmost part of the sail.|
|More hard to see and confusing lines.|