No, “mast stepping” is not a dance you do on the deck of a sailboat. It’s the job of hoisting and placing the mast, which on Wayfinder is “deck stepped.” That means the mast rests on a plate right on the fiberglass decking.
This is a tricky job at St. Francis Marine, as it requires pulling the boat within a few millimeters of the factory. We had very high winds, and so the process was tense, but everything was handled perfectly, and now she’s ready to go sailing.
Beautiful boat. I think you’re going to accomplish your second goal this time, seeing as how you have a first mate who is supportive and by your side. Congrats on how things are turning out for you Hugh!
Correct me if I’m wrong … but what happened to Amber? Forgive the old romantic here, but I thought that I was following a love story as much as I was following a dream. No judgement either way, but you have shared your life in so many ways, it leaves me wondering. Like one of my favorite characters has been killed off without me knowing. Is it too rude to ask?
First that is my pen name yet to be used. I have been knocking around the conventional and cat and I wondered if you would share your decision making process. I cant find a reason to knock either one, they both seem to have the pros and cons. The space usage on the cat surely draws me, Handling and simplicity of the conventional S/V makes me think they are more seaworthy. Certainly I need more hands on research!