Stage 1 Complete

Coach roof glass-epoxy patches

The morning was highlighted by the light show with my coffee, a cell signal, and epoxy work. I patched up the deck, then the underneath with major, amazing coaching from Eric Lambert. Sure, I’ve destroyed any resale value in Sparrow, but made her more ready for what’s coming.

Along with the epoxy patchwork, I lashed some blocks to the mainsail reef points to reduce chafe, as I expect to spend a lot of time reefed down South.

My other to-do is to get up the mast. I’m a bit whipped now, and the wind has come up. Now is the time to straighten and tidy things up, and head South.

Stage 1 complete. Stage 2 to The Horn is 3 times longer. We shall see how it goes.

2 thoughts on “Stage 1 Complete

  1. I was wondering how you were going to deal with the Icicles hanging from your Coachroof into the cabin. Problem Solved.. Yes Eric is a real Professional at fabricating, I remember a Guadalupe Island Race were King Kong tried to take his blonde wife Robin he quickly made a spear out of a spinnaker pole to fend him off.


  2. Whitall, nice to see the Big Island hove into view like that. It is amazing how far offshore one can raise a peak nearly 14,000 feet above sea level. I enjoy tracking your progress. And thank you for the reference to Tuck Newport–had never heard of him, and have not read a single of the books in his cueue.


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