So it was out with the yellow trolley and two trips down to the yard, one to take the main mast and the second with the mizzen, booms, gaff and bowsprit. I worked out that from garage to boat was about half a mile each trip, it was hard work, who needs to go to the gym.
The unsettled weather didn’t help too much, I had just got the bowsprit on and set up the roller furling, when it poured down, so we were forced to retreat to the Jolly Sailor for a couple of hours and lunch. Fortunately the only outstanding task was to fit the batteries and start the engine, which after the rain, plus a few coughs, started nicely despite being idle all winter.
Joe came along to help out; as you can see the cabin needs a serious sort out after being used as a winter store, but at least Greta is now afloat and almost ready for a sail as soon as the good weather arrives.
Greta looking trim and ready for the season, but check out the lovely blue day boat, built as a one off in Devon to an unknown design.