Ocean Yacht Marina - Portsmouth VA
Phil, Di and Annelise
Sun 5 May 2019 01:16
A day of forecast thunderstorms arriving early morning, so a quick start to put the genoa up. Als,ost at the top and the snap clamp parts, down came the genoa without the halyard attached! Fortunately saved the sail from dropping on the murky marina water as Matt crawls out from underneath! An unscheduled mast climb in between the heavy rain storms to retrieve the halyard - thankfully not having past through the mast sheave block. However, definitely a broken shackle. A handy vie and patience with a saw the broken shackle cut away and replaced with a tradition shackle. Another break between the storms saw the genoa successfully hoisted!
The rest of the day was spent washing he boat down and topping off the diesel and dodging the rain. Evening meal on the boat and relax.
Phil. Mark and Matt