Thursday, March 31, 2016

"Hoist the Mainsail!"

In order to correctly rig my boom, I needed to put the Mainsail on Annie and mark the reefing points. In that process, I discovered I have a tear in the foot of the sail  near the clew. There were also a couple of other suspicious spots on the sail that I will let Mack Sails repair. I can now start the rigging of the boom and getting ready for my departure in June.

I went ahead and took a few pictures of the sail up and then neatly tucked in her cover just because it's been 5-6 years since Annie has had her rags on.

I found an old Westsail 32 drawing as to how the boom should be rigged and I like it. It's seems simple and efficient. That is how Annie will be rigged.

Fair seas and God bless.


  1. Let me be the first to congratulate you on this milestone. A beautiful cruising "sailboat"!

  2. Thanks Mike.

    It IS a milestone. She is looking better all the time...still lots to do. Thanks.