Saturday, February 23, 2013

Oh, mast off

When we had our 26 foot Pearson on Lake Michigan, one year we lowered the mast ourselves with a couple of guys. I'm not saying it was a good idea, but it happened. Another year the crane operator dropped the mast due to mishandling. There were no serious injuries or damages. Today when we had our 67 foot mast taken off to have some work done, it was a whole 'nother ball game.

A mistep by this crane operator would mean serious injury or death. It really drove home how much bigger this boat is than what we are used to. Docking this beast was also quite the experience with the tide and wind fighting against us. There were a couple of times where we got close to scraping the hull a bit. But we avoided any damage to the boat and/or totally embarassing ourselves. So I guess we can play in this league for now.

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