I made another payment on our self-insurance premiums yesterday. The first part of this payment was a couple weeks ago when Erika threatened and I took all the sails down. The second part was putting them back up. It’s not hard, but surprisingly time-consuming.

First came the staysail:

staysail on deck

staysail up

Then the jib:

jib on deck

jib up

I was disturbed when I took them down to see I’d forgotton to wire the shackle at the head of the jib, but it’s definitely there this time:

pliers and wires

wired up

All furled up and ready to fly: