Sunday, December 7, 2008

No Booms

That's right! Capaz is boomless. We took off the main and mizzen sails yesterday and then off came both booms. We are preparing the boat for having both spars pulled for inspection and new standing rigging. Capaz may be capable, but having good reliable rigging is super important on the safety front. So, basically, we will be turning into powerboaters for awhile until the work is done. The rigs will pulled out later this week at the boatyard. I will try to get some pictures of the boat without masts. Today, in between rain showers, the boys helped Brad get the rigging marked for when it all gets re-attached after the work is completed.
We moved a bunch more stuff onto the boat and even set up a little Christmas tree.
We spent the night and did a little acclimatization with kitties. Tasha does not enjoy the 12 minute car trip down to the boat, but once there, she seems fine with her new environment. She did not like the wind storm that blew through last night, but she remembers how to snuggle in with mom and dad. The boys slept through the whole thing.
Now, Sammy, she is a whole other story. She despises her carrier, the car ride and spent the entire time on the boat (with the exception of visits to the litter box) curled up in a corner in the shower. Know anyone who would like to have a very cute, sort of ferral cat? We aren't holding our collective breathes for her to come around on the adjustment front and so we are starting to look for a new home for her.

Austin marking the turnbuckles

Brad shows Bryce how to take the pins out the turnbuckles

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas

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