It is always a little bit sad when our sailing season ends and we put our boat away for the winter. We could have kept her in the water a few more weeks and enjoyed a day of sailing here and there. But, the holidays are coming soon and I am scheduled to have cataract surgery in a few days. I have been told that I shouldn't lift anything heavy for a week or two so it seemed wise to unload the boat and remove the sails before my surgery.
The winds were light and the temperatures relatively mild for the past few days so the conditions were good for removing the sails. After the jib and mainsail were tucked into the cabin we untied the dock lines, pulled out of our new slip and took Breeze On back to her old slip to await being winterized and hauled out.
We already miss seeing her in front of the condo. It was such a treat to be able to see her and work on her so easily.
Now, on to winter projects!
|Removing Reef Line One|
|Removing the "cars" the hold the sail onto the mast|
|Reef Line Two|
|The Mainsail's Winter Home|
|Sails down, waiting to be hauled out|