No sailor wants to experience a demasting. Make sure to complete a sailboat mast inspection, as part of your overall rigging inspection, at least once a year. Have you ever seen a sailboat with its broken mast hanging precariously over the bow of the boat. The sails are trailing in the water and the boat
For the first Christmas that we owned Britican, my family and I were in the UK preparing for our world adventure. Britican sat in Gibraltar bringing in Christmas and the New Year by herself. Unfortunately Britican didn’t have any sailboat Christmas decorations. For our second year, we were located in Marina di Ragusa in Sicily.
If you told me a couple years ago I’d be writing an article on how to reseat a sailboat mast, or how to use Spartite, I would have said, ‘What’s reseating,’ ‘What’s Spartite,’ and ‘who’s mast are you talking about?!’ But let me back up. A couple weeks ago we left the Greek Ionian Islands