Sunday, June 04, 2006

...to sail beyond the baths of all the western stars

This afternoon I rigged Pegasus up for the first time. Tyson's folks were able to provide the plans, which unfortunately were missing one page - the rigging plan. No trouble to figure out, though - halyard, halyard, outhaul, sheet. Done. All the parts are in place, and I plan on taking her out on the water very soon.

I also had a very enjoyable brunch at Fireflies with Steph and Aaron this morning. I am very full of biscuits and gravy. I did geek out a little over comic books with Aaron, but I managed to rein myself in before I got into an argument over who would win in a fight, Spider-man or Boba Fett.

(Spider-man. Duh.)

Rigged, for the first time in 3 years

She catches a little bit of breeze

The cockpit needs a little work here and there, but it's cosmetic

She's a good looking boat; next weekend on the water, if the weather cooperates Posted by Picasa

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5 comments:

Kelly said...

Okay, I don't even know you and I am really disliking you this morning. One - you had bisuits and gravy and didn't offer me a bite, not one bite. Two - you have a boat and I don't. It looks great to see the mast up - as for the cockpit, you will get that cleaned up next weekend when you hit the water. I am glad to see you are having fun with it!

SirenSong said...

Lovely quote - Tennyson's Ulysses. I had to look it up, and the place I found it was as a quotation in a forum discussion post on the last flight of Columbia...I knew it reminded me of something, and I realized it was reminiscent of Reagan's "slip the surly bonds of earth" Challenger elegy. And that was a poetry quote, too.

Anyhoo, good-looking rig. That sail definitely looks like it's been packed a goodly while. Are your neighbors impressed? Clamoring for boat rides? What's that mast height, anyway? And you didn't say last time whether you plan to re-christen it.

Matt Boulanger said...

...to seek, to strive, to find, and not to yield.

Great looking boat, Dan, can't wait to see pictures of her on the water and underway!

Dan said...

I'm glad you all like the boat. And the Tennyson quote, for that matter - one of my favorites.

I will not be rechristening Pegasus. Renaming boats can be bad luck - you have to continue to display the original name, usually on a mast or hidden nameplate. Too much effort, and Pegasus isn't too shabby a name.

My neighbors are not impressed. They make fun, asking if I plan on sailing to work.

The mast is 20' tall, but she carries her boom pretty high, so the sail is not as big as you might think for that height.

Matt Boulanger said...

Certainly it is a more elegant name than Great Auk, which my dad and I kept for the little fiberglass 16 footer we once had. I didn't know about the secret name display technique for avoiding bad luck...

THE MIND IS NOT A VESSEL TO BE FILLED BUT A FIRE TO BE KINDLED