Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Fit Out Activity

Most news traffic from the Maine Windjammer community is quieting due to the commencement of Spring Fit-Out. The months of April and May are spent readying the schooners for sailing season.

As many wooden boat fans know, this largely involves sanding and painting every part of a vessel exposed to the elements or wear of most kinds. In addition, there is mechanical work on every system and the repair and preparation of the sailing rigs.

There is also crew training and certifications and provision and meal planning. This is all beside the work of attracting and booking passengers.

The best way to know what's happening is to get a first hand look. I hope to give readers of this site just that in the next few weeks.

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