|One last lazy October sail in the inner harbour for sightseeing and relaxation purposes.|
|No, we weren't going for a particularly high level of trim.|
Amid all the prep, we squeezed in a final, "novelty" sail in Toronto's Inner Harbour. We actually rarely take the boat out for no particular reason, and it was a nice change to do so and was made possible by the fact that tools and other vital bits were stowed away and it was easy to work the boat unimpeded.
|The stern anchor's "rode bucket" is not only insufficiently secured, but is clearly too small. It's on the list.|
|Mooring Committee stalwart John King belays the crane boom.|
There are many tasks not only on the individual boat level, but around the club that are necessary to complete before winter's advent. Dinghy ramps, modular docks, moorings and, above, the "poop deck" or pumpout dock, need to be hoisted clear of the water or otherwise secured. Above is the tonne and a half pumpout platform leaving the water. The same principles of "control lines" apply as with the boat, as seen below.
|The purple tape is a "sling mark" indicating where the slings should go to keep the boat level in the air.|
|Close and incredibly loud: The crane operators are both careful and alarmingly swift.|
|Damn, this was too early for my taste.|
|Note the "cinch belts/straps". These keep the slings in place lest they creep along the hull and cause the boat to pitch.|
|This is about the time people back away.|
Update, 16.10.25: Head, A/C, sinks and raw water engine circuit are all winterized. Next not-cold day brings a general end-of-season clean-up before I fill the insides with sawdust again.