This day, Christmas Afternoon, i got a little work done on the dinghy. i’m forcing myself to get it buttoned up and regularly sailing before i start getting into my big boat.
i carefully paddled the dinghy over to the baech, where i slid it up the shore and careened it. The new ballasted keel slid in from underneath, and was temporarily pegged in place. Just paddling back to the dock, the new weight made a huge difference. There is still an initial instability, but it really starts to firm up once heeled.
i got the headsails bent on, and got the corners of the main attached; the head and luff lacing on the main will wait for the morrow.
Tomorrow, we West Endians will gather to go out to Bubbly Pool and Jost Van Dyke aboard Kuralu.