While we are preparing to replace all of our standing rigging and are currently researching the many options of sail construction, we decided to send our old tatty main to the loft for some much needed repairs. I sort of wish that when the sailmakers applied a patch, the used a brightly colored patch. if this was the case, our main sail would look like a beautiful crazy quilt. Since we are still very much in the learning to sail category, we figured we'd use the old main while we make our myriad goof ups. This way, our "OH POOP" moments won't be as heart wrenching as they could be when say, you rip out a reef point on a brand new sail because you neglected to adjust the luff when reefing. Much better to do it on the crazy quilt sail. Don't ask me how I learned that lesson. That was so 2 years ago...
Occasionally, I do actually do some boat chores. Here is evidence of this fact.
We could have used a bigger dock cart.
Any marina has its positives and negatives. Our marina is conviently located right smack dab on the entrance channel into Galveston Bay which saves quite a bit of time when going out for a sail. It also has many bars and restaurants nearby. Unfortunately, this means it is swimming in a sea of asphalt with no clean grassy area to fold sails. Fortunately, there are a few open grassy areas just a few blocks away. Unfortunately, we have a small car. Here we have an example of sail packing, Clampett style.
We did manage to take the main to a nice empty lot, fold it neatly and get it packed into the sail bag to take it to the loft for repairs.