Tuesday, December 25, 2018

A silver coin to go under the mast

I got a 1967 silver Half-Dollar to go under the mast, as tradition requires. The coin has a portrait of President Kennedy, and was stamped the same year as the boat was manufactured. Unfortunately I'm a long way from raising the mast ... but at least I'm ready when the time comes. The mast will require a complete re-wiring and I plan to put some folding steps on it so I can climb the mast more easily/safely once at sea. The halyard winch will also have to be lubed and serviced, radar and lights installed, and I have to arrange for the lines to go aft into the cockpit...etc etc..

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