Archive for June 2nd, 2019


Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

The head sail foil for the roller furling is up. And because the new fittings set the bottom higher the top  block (I refer to them as Elephant ears) is closer to the halyards. This caused a serious problem when we made the passage from the US to the Virgin Islands.  At that time the Elephant ears caught and jammed  one of the other halyards keeping us from furling the sail. Thus, tomorrow I expect to pull one section and shorten it three inches. That would be about the height it has been for the last 8 years. Then I need to shorten the internal halyard that the Famet Reefurl uses. After that we hope a brief sea trial and then watch for another weather window heading West.

Go Slow
Sail Far
Stay Long