Mazatlan Travel Blog› entry 7 of 12 › view all entries
May 14th, 2008 – by: briyscott
We spent a good 4.5 hours in the morning getting all the lines and sheets untangled and hooked back up to the mast. Placing the collars back where they needed to be proved nearly impossible due to the repairs. The mast is now just a little thicker in places because it is all wood again, so we employed many clamps and a sledge hammer to get everything back in place. We took a little break for lunch and a siesta and got back to work around 5pm in order to ready everything for the crane.
Just one more day of getting the rest of the lines in place and the Belle will be ready to go. Brad says he already has 10 people signed up for a charter on Sunday. We will head out around 1pm and sail til 5 or 6, whenever people are ready to go back in. I think we will have a greater appreciation for how everything works on the boat now that we have seen how she is held together. The real test will be to see how we do under pressure with 15 knot winds blowing and half the deck submerged because we're keeled over so much.
Scott got in contact with Martha today to talk about getting set up to do translations.
We will probably be moving into our new "bedroom" tomorrow at the Loro de Oro (Parrot of Gold). We need some AC all to ourselves.
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