Monday, September 19, 2005


When was the last time you inspected your standing rigging?

Yeah ... me too!

Being someone who has been of the freestanding masts make a whole lot of sense and gone that way with my last couple of boats but now sporting a Marconi rig, nothing makes you look at your rig more than seeing a boat come in with a mast that looks like this...
....Snow Goose, a 114-foot sloop with 138-foot stick, came into the dock next to us looking quite forlorn after a shroud went "ping" in about 15 knots of wind!

This weekend you will find me in bosuns chair at the mast head checking out all the places on So It Goes that could go "PING"