In other news, the spreaders, shrouds and other rigging are nearing completion. All of the pieces being attached to the mast this year are being placed on sleeves which fit over the mast. This allows us to remove them for shipping, replace them if needed and keeps the structural aspects in tact. The last pieces are being bagged right now.
Yes, that is a garbage bag and no that is not what we have been bagging with. We use much more sophisticated milk bags from Tim Hortons. EconoBag from and mastic tape helps too.