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Desolation Sound Awaits + Upgrades!

Two days to go on the countdown to our Friday June 4 departure for our annual trip to Desolation Sound.

We have been super busy with numerous long awaited upgrades, photos are coming:

New Mainsail

Our mainsail was really tired. We has bought it used and it served us faithfully for 20 years but it looked kind of funny with the boom extended four feet (2018). We researched long and hard and ended up having Mack sails out of Florida build us a new main. One of the things we did in Mexico 12 years ago was to remove the battens to go battenless. This was a strategy promoted by larry and Lin Pardey as it allows you to raise and lower the main on any point of sail without battens to foul the shrouds.

The mainsail was ordered in lat February and finally arrived on May 15th. We also purchased a new Tides Marine track system for the mast to even further ease the raising of the main.

The new main is a work of art, kudos to Mack Sails for incredible workmanship. It fits perfectly. We are really looking forward to the first sail.

We also had to replace the sail cover so we bought a kit from the good people at Sailrite and I have been frantically sewing for the last week. It is on the sail now but will require some tweaking. Photos to come.

New Dinghy

To be written

Engine

to be written

About Author

Garett Hennigan

Garett Hennigan is a mechanical engineer who in partnership with his wife, Carllie, built a 28 foot catamaran, Light Wave, in 1999. He has sailed extensively with his wife through Mexico, Hawaii and now back in the Pacific northwest with over 20,000 sailing miles and over 5000 hours of boatbuilding experience.

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