Well it’s that time…Trevor has officially caved up into work mode. Here’s a peek at what we have done thus far:
We had Mike with PV Sailing, North Sails give our rig a tune. We had already identified that our forestay was way too lose and our mast lacked a positive bend to it (I won’t get into details…but the mast needs to bend a little towards the back of the boat to keep the mast from falling forward when the main sail is full). It turns out our mizzen mast stays were installed backwards and we replaced toggles and pins and washers that showed aging. The good news was that all of the standing rigging had not seized up, meaning they could take it apart without using serious equipment. This means we are doing the maintenance in time and not too late…..I think.
Trevor of course had his own to do list. We had Steve come over, the local diesel mechanic, to look at our engine pressure gauges and do a quick overall assessment of the engine. He said that our perkins looked great and was super impressed how Trevor keeps all the hoses, clamps, strainers all clean…It was good to hear!
And I have been SLOWLY working on my list …Trevor hates me right now ; )