Thursday, January 28, 2016

Ready To Sail

Today was supposed to be another windy and gloomy day, but we woke to total calm and sunny skies. What a perfect opportunity to get Dandy ready to sail. First step was putting the racing numbers on the sail. I bet some of you recognize the number from Dave's motorcycle racing days! Hopefully it will bring him good luck.

Then Jim came over to help step the mast...only to find out that it didn't fit! 

Out came the saber saw to make the hole it sits in bigger, but thankfully Dave noticed first that it didn't need much more room, and he sanded down all the layers of paint on the mast itself, which worked perfect.

Much more rigging had to be done and it took most of the day to do it...a lot of which was trial and error. By the time we had finished, the wind was blowing like crazy, so no first sail today. She is sitting pretty and ready to go though!

1 comment:

  1. In honor of a Saratoga race and one other unnamed co-conspirator, I think Jim Dandy would a good nickname.