Photos courtesy of :Ray Zebas
Thanks to Anders and Jeff of PT Shipwright's Co-Op and Gus the crane guy.
Oh, and Kerry, my dedicated and hard working First Mate.
|The day started out calm and promising.|
|Brigadoon lay ready for her mast.|
|Gus the crane operator arrives as promised, making us very happy, after we have to cancel yesterday. He did some quick schedule juggling yesterday and wrote a check of hope he cashed today. It was great to see him arrive early.|
|And here comes the mast, for the second time in as many days.|
|Masthead, with anti-bird Mohawk.|
|All wrapped up nice and safe.|
|Check guy goes away, the spar is rigged and up she goes.|
|Some very careful walking to Anders and Jeff...|
|Kerry hands it back to Jeff, who came down to the boat...|
|And we get ready to lower the spar.|
|Kerry clears the electrical, which has to feed down first.|
|Anders and Jeff, making sure it's right.|
|At this point the spar is mostly in the boat.|
|The unskilled help is sent below to catch the mast.|
|After some wiggling, the spar slipped onto the step.|
|Furlers are installed.|
|The smooth as glass marina made this job much easier. It would have been very difficult yesterday.|
And there she is, with her spar standing and rigging good and snug.