As you are probably all aware, Alastair kicked one of the stays (30 years of rust) and we were told we had to take out both masts and re-rigg Evening Star. The problem was we were going to the States for a holiday and Mark wanted to supervise this process.
So, the masts came out about 2 weeks ago, and now we await the new parts for the rigg (being a 30 year old boat with American fittings). Hopefully it will go back in next Monday and we can set sail Wed or Thurs next week.
We are also redecorating down below, Italian black leather settees. Thinking it will look like a classy "Lounge", in keeping with the boats pedigree. Evening Star's first owner was Congressman Lawrence Rockefeller ! Hence my new name, the Rockefeller Lounge. Can't wait to drink the odd champagne down below ...
This is proofing to be very challenging for the Upholsterer and thank goodness we have a few unemployed men in our household to help with this boat building.
|Lachlan, using his HSC woodworking skills|
|Beautiful black leather Chesterfield !|