Today, with a warm, sunny afternoon, I raised the masts, bent on the new sails and the new sail covers. The only sail I raised was the main, I wanted to see how it set. And it set very well. My thanks to Stuart at Dabbler Sails. The sail covers, made by Angel and her crew at Little Bay Canvas, fit perfectly.
Although SPARTINA looks ready to sail, she is not. There is some painting to be done and work remains to be done on the motor mount.
Also I am not ready to sail. I think there is a responsibility to isolate and stay close to home these days. Anyone who does not believe that might do well to read this story in The NY Times.
When will the time be right? I don't know. A few weeks? Maybe more? Something might happen, the mood might change and I will wake one day thinking "I ought to go sailing." When that day comes, I will be ready for it.
Be safe, be healthy.