Friday, July 18, 2014
Almost Ready to Sail
Yesterday, the S/V When and If had her masts reinstalled at Katlynn Marine, Sodus Bay, on Lake Ontario. An incredible orchestration of coordinated effort by everyone! It is incredible to see the When and If with her spars back on. When I first saw the schooner, nearly a year and a half ago, her masts and rigging had already been removed before coming down the Erie Canal into Cayuga Lake. Seeing things coming together this summer has been fantastic! Next step: Seeing her underway with sails unfurled!
The guys operating the crane used nothing more complex than a bowline to lift the masts! Boy Scout knots finally come in handy.
Both masts are up and the working of setting up the standing rigging begins!