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.