The First Pallet of Sails!
Our first pallet of sails ready for service/repair. Missing the two biggest ones on here!
Our second Pallet of sails!
This time it was the turn of the main, it’s cover and Yankee One Sails to get packaged up and sent off for service/repair
Rinsed and Ready for Winter Stowage!
A sea of yellow on deck as we get the safety equipment cleaned and off to storage.
Old and New Foam Mattresses Get a Wash
It took a lot of sunlight and gentle breezes to dry these out!
Our Yankee Two Gets Hauled on Deck
Our full foot bags make it easy to get the sails out through the hatches.
Fridge, Microwave, Kettle, Beer and Some Fruit
It’s Refit Time!
Probably the easiest bit of mast hardware to get off, the vang (or kicker) comes off ready for service and replacement of it’s rope.
Bye Bye Boom
Preparing for the mast coming off our team lowered the boom to deck level, meaning less to do when we unstep the mast!
Some lovely late Autumn (or early winter) serenity at the marina just before sunset.
With lots of weight removed, especially the Anchor and chain the bow sits quite a bit higher in the water.
Always a big job, getting the mainsail off and folded ready for dispatch to the sail-makers for checking
Big Sails - Big Lorry
Final Load off to the Sailmakers!
Prepped and Checked
Mast Electrics disconnected and ready to go for the mast lift!
Ready, Steady, Go
With protection in place for the deck blocks it was time to hoist
Car Park Chaos!
So, we are taking up a few spaces for the winter with our Mast and Boom!
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