So, within 24 hours of hitting the docks from sea, we had her launched, moved into our slip and the sails went on. During this time, I also volunteer my web services to a charity that needed a quick website for the ISTE conference in Phila this week. So I was lucky enough to be doing two of my favorite task....Working on Island Spirit....and....working on websites....
Here are photos of the prep process so far...
|The boat in the storage yard, last one left....it is JUNE...remove the cover and launch this GIRL|
|Launched...but no sails, dinghy on deck, no water, and VERY DIRTY|
|Roll our properly flaked Genoa/Jib sail onto deck, this is 135% Genny, it is 35% past the mast|
|Pull sail up to bow, shackle the sail into the furling drum system|
|Wire the shackles closed so they do not open at sea when the storms hit|
|Tape wire to prevent sails from catching a wire|
|Use jib halyard and feed sail into furling foils, hoisting and feeding up sail|
|Once hoisted, tension the halyard with the winch|
|Furl / rollup the sail....ready for sea. Note small cutter sail was put on with the same process|
|Saltwater hands from 6+ days at sea....|
SEASON # 11 is LIVE....let's go exploring....