From keel to truck, pulpit to main boom, May is the busiest month; taking off the winter cover, applying the last twenty gallons of paint, varnish, pine tar, linseed oil, and turpentine.
|Hannah tarring the head rig.
We needed to replace a piece of the worm shoe. Rather than wedge up the entire vessel, I fastened the new plank to the railway cradle, floated the schooner in over it and Owen the diver strapped it in place. I'd like to take credit for it, but it wasn't entirely my idea. It worked.
Yes, she draws a little over eleven feet.
Kirk, Hannah, and Christa cutting in the waterline.
Add Eric and Andrew and the job is done.
almost ready to launch
Launching for windjammer season #30