Re: Oink Mainsail up
- I can't get the smell of mangroves out of my nostrils Graeme, even in
the shower. After clearing out a bit of a 'harbour', looking over my
shoulder for the mangrove police, and splattering myself and Oink with
The angle as you say, I had a nightmare last night, that I missed the
tide coming back in, and had 12 hours on the angle without pillow,
beer or book.
Hope you got the otter scans ok.
> Gee, Oink is looking good Don.
> I can assure you from personal experience that the odd collision
> with mangroves and mud/sand banks won't do a Micro much harm! Even
> misjudging where you'll hang at anchor and being left by the tide
> resting on her chine will hardly mark the paint, though that extreme
> angle wrecks a sleep-in not to mention necks 'n backs!
> Love the finish and the forefoot. I'd add the Navigator conversion
> to mine but she is of uncertain build, and old. I have to start
> considering the Viking option.
> -- In email@example.com, "dbaldnz" <oink@w...> wrote:
> > I rigged the main on the mooring today, and stepped the mizzen.
> > Everything has been taking 3x the time I expected. Had to lift out
> > mast twice, first time when a halyard end slowly soared to the
> > masthead, then again when entanglements between sheetlets were too
> > high to reach. But stepping and unstepping is getting easier each
> > Had hoped to go for a sail, but tide waits for no man, so took a
> > couple of photos, and then gave the Elegant Punt a much needed
> > up a local creek, at the top of which is the Hippo pond in the
> > Auckland Zoo.
> > DonB
> > pictures - http://oink.kiwiwebhost.biz/