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Shake Down Cruise

We aren’t setting any speed records, but just enough wind so I can get everything hoisted and check that I put Madsu back together properly.

When I haul out in the fall, I unstep the mast and remove all the standing and running rigging and any hardware that’s not bolted down on deck.  It’s a bit of extra work, but the gear stays clean over the winter and it also gives me an opportunity to check all the gear closely.

In the spring when I launch, there’s always one or two small bits I’ve forgotten in a gear bag – so a light wind day for the shake-down cruise is welcome.

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