That's the new axle, very stout and solid, with new hub and leaf spring. This should carry SPARTINA many, many miles. I'll head up to the Eastern Shore early Sunday morning. Installation should be fairly simple, cutting off the old bolts and reinstalling with all new hardware. Michael and Sheila of KANTALA have offered to help, which means it will be fun.
The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race begins this afternoon off of Annapolis. The Virginia will be part of the fleet. Looks like outstanding wind on the beam from 15 to 25 mph, I'm not sure I have seen such a favorable wind for the race in a while.