"The deep-sea lead-line required the ship to be hove-to, and could measure up to 100 fathoms, being marked with two knots at 20 fathoms, three knots at 30 fathoms, etc. The deep-sea lead-line also had a tallow inset to take a sample of the seabed."
And disconnect the goose neck from the lower boom. Mine sat from 1973 to 2011 with these two parts still bolted together. Dissimilar metals in a salty environment led to the boom cracking at the point where the goose neck was attached. When you rinse down the hardware, loosen the goose neck...
"We hove our ship to, with the wind at sou'west, boys,
We hove our ship to for to take soundings clear.
In fifty-five fathoms with a fine sandy bottom,
We filled our maintops'l, up Channel did steer."
"We'll rant an' we'll roar, like true British sailors,
We'll rant an' we'll rave across the...
Minifish and of course Sunfish I'm familiar with, but a Flyingfish? "Laser like?"
"Spalding, get your foot off the boat!"
"Judge Smails: It's easy to grin / When your ship comes in / And you've got the stock market beat. / But the man worthwhile, / Is the man who can smile, / When his shorts are too tight in the seat.
[chuckles several times]
Judge Smails: Okay, Pookie...
I finally got the hull hung upside down from the garage ceiling so I can drive the truck underneath for loading.
The straps are of the narrower variety, and "down-ratcheting" to lower onto the roof is a "1 inch at a time" evolution. I usually end up dropping the hull onto the roof from 6...
New sail, old outhauls on old sail had been replaced by a combination of bailing wire/duck tape/nose hair.
What is the recommended specification? Any stretch? Still using a "U" shape with figure 8 stoppers on the outer side of the boom cap?
Reese, Fulton and Weston manufacture these add-ons.
They say they can hold a 130 lb. canoe, and that the "uprights" can go wide enough for the big A@@ of a Sunfish.
Weston sounds a little too light in the construction, and don't work well on a taller truck (Expedition) but the other two...