See How the Mainsail Sets

Harry and I set off at about 6:00 pm. I raise sail in the Marina basin. It is not good. I cannot get the the mainsail taught and there is an ugly crease across it. No amount of tugging on the halyards makes any difference. We motor out of the Marina into the setting sun.

I stop the motor and we glide away. I re-attack the halyards and now mysteriously I can pull both the throat and peak up a vital 6 inches. The mainsail is perfectly set.

A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

We reach away from Okinawa.

Bye bye
Life is hard
Wild nights are calling
Who knows where the time goes.
Safe hands
You understand
A bit later

Good way to spend the evening.

We can barely see as we come onto the the pontoon. Kiyuna san has seen us come in and is there to help with the mooring lines.

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1 Response to See How the Mainsail Sets

  1. Michael Lynch says:

    Here we go. I was trying to figure out, how long since you’ve been gone from Okinawa. Cool blog, thanks for sharing!

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