Had a strange sight today. Heard this grinding sound from out on the estuary. Here's this boat anchored out in the middle. I see the roller furling
go slack and then the mast
started leaning aft. So, I grab the binoculars and I see a small line from the mast head
to the winch
Apparently, this guy, all by himself, was lowering the mast away from the marina, good thing too! After a bit the mast started taking a sideways position, and then splash! In the water
it goes. and the roller furling
sinks to the bottom.
This is a hell of a way to save money
. Anyway he managed to drag it back up on the boat, pulled anchor
and motored away wiping the sweat from his brow.
Sorry about the quality of pictures. The wind
was blowing the dock
around pretty good.