Kantvik, May 2005
|The tarpaulin is coming off...||...gets folded...||...and is rolled up!|
|And the roof is packed and stored||View from the deck||One of the places where the
filler has come loose (again).
Actually, it does it every year...
|But before we start sanding,
we take safety first! Filler and
antifouling paint dust + noise is
not helping performance during
the coming season.
|Sanding the keel and remowing
loose filler is time consuming.
|Applying new filler
(to be remowed next spring...)
|Keel under progress||Filled and sanded|
Applying a couple of
|...and with two rounds of Hempel's Mille Extra, the keels is done and
ready for racing!
Smoother than ever!
|Next comes the waxing.
We do one round with Hempel's
|...and finish with the High Gloss teflon-wax. We use a waxing
machine to get a smoother and
|Tarantella is ready for launch|
|The winches also need a bit of service.
Just remember to use approriate grease
on all moving parts, except the small
ratchet teeth (the pawls), that
do best with some McLube Sailkote
|Sunday morning, 15th of May. We finely found our chief rigger were we left him in October... Definetely one of our most faithful crewmembers!||Lift off from the cradle!|
|Jon and Wilhelm seem to know what we know...||... that the Lady still preserves her gracious lines!||Touch down! And she is back in her own element.|
|She actually floats! This year we didn't
forget the logg-transducer as we did last
|Careful preparation of the mast is essential.||May 16 at 17:10, starting to rigg the boat|
|New protection for the spinnakerhalyard||First we tried to lift the mast with the winch...||...but our winch-gorillas were a bit out of shape still...|
|...so our chief rigger decided to take the matter into his own hands...||...and voilá, the mast in place.
Rigging time: 1 h 10 min.
|Rigging team this year
Henrik, Wilhelm, Marcus and Thomas R