Thursday, October 8th, 2015
Noon Position: Docked in Lunenburg, NS, Canada
Weather: Sunny, warm, cool breeze, H 27c L 10c, barometer 1009
What a gorgeous day today was. The sun was shining and air warm as we went about our daily tasks. The 8-12 lucked out having today off, but then so did we as a work day hardly seems like work at all when the weather is good and the day full. Both the 12-4 and 4-8 watches got their hands onto the ships life saving equipment, further solidifying where it is all stored and what to do with each piece.
Ships Work: Continued moving sails from the Dory Shop and warehouse ashore to the ship where they will be stored in the sole beneath the main salon; moved the jibboom from the warehouse ashore to the foc’sle head aboard the ship; spot painted our rowing and sailing longboat Monomoy; installed the main t’gallant heel iron, heel rope sheave and completed the second coat of varnish/linseed oil and buff on the overhauled main t’gallant mast; top coat painted black on the martingale chain, which is part of the standing rigging that will be sent back up when the jibboom is re-installed; sanded and painted buff coloured paint on the starboard griping spar; installed the fish tackle, main top mast stays’l halyard, fore top mast stays’l and inner jib halyards; main t’gallant yard was prime stained, bungs were faired, yoke irons were installed and put on second coat of primer; applied red paint on the kedge anchor; the new jibboom had seam compound in put cracks, new grommets, installed irons.