The previous in the series was here. I document the conclusion of that sail here. After the jib gets dropped, the mate secures it on the headrig. The link in that sentence gets you to a glossary; doubleclick enlarges fotos. At Buck’s suggestion: music by Richard Thompson and Bob Neuwirth.
In preparation to lower the foresail, the boom is centered and
This crewman lowers the peak halliard as
another flakes the sail.
Once the foresail is stowed, the mainsail boom is centered and secure; it too
gets flaked as it’s lowered.
Reef nettles are tucked into the flakes to maintain clearer line-of-sight for the captain.
Forward docklines are laid out.
Crew prepares to send the first stern line.
Upon command it goes toward the bitt and
get hauled in.
Ditto the first of two bow lines, and then
they get hauled in.
Once the schooner is tight and centered on the point of egress, it’s all fast.
This trip complete . . . I’m ready for another soon. The sixth boro awaits.
All fotos by Will Van Dorp.
Unrelated: See Bonnie’s “fishtales on fryday” here.