Our shrouds are original 1979 pieces of wire, so for the sake of safety we are replacing the lot of them. And for 'fun', we're doing it ourselves. This process has to be done in stages, so we began by removing the four lowest shrouds. Keegan loosened the connections at the bottom of the boat and then it was time to head up. With harness on, I was attached to the main sail's halyard (rope that pulls up the main sail) and Keegan winched my butt up that mast.
|Keegs works on the shrouds|
What we found was not what we expected, but after a bit of discussion, and yelling, we came up with a Plan B. Happy to report that the shrouds are at the riggers as we speak and the process will continue this weekend! Yay! A big thanks to Matt for his excellent photography!