A calm morning to begin taking the winter cover off
Good morning everyone. Today a storm is ripping its way up the East coast bringing some much needed rain to Maine and the rest of New England. It has been drier than a boot around these parts. It has been so dry that the waterfall in Camden has been running at a slow trickle these past few weeks.
The first piece gets cut away letting in fresh air and sunlight.
Taking the winter cover off
As you can see the crew took the cover off on Friday and Saturday was devoted to rigging, hanging blocks aloft, end for ending and rigging halyards and restoring the main boom to it summer position in her quarter lifts. We also took advantage of Saturday morning’s calm and spun the schooner so she is headed bow out. I lost count of the number of times I came aboard and started for the wrong end being so used to winter bow in configuration.
Rigging the main throat block at the mast head