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Monday - Wed. 3rd - 5th July
Very low neaps - 9,3m at Uphill - so boat will not even get wet !
I spent a lot of time considering all the options for reefing/raising lowering the main single handed.
The main goes up full height quite easily, with the halyard on the mast cleat, and the end just led through the turning block to the top of the companionway, under the sprayhood. I found I couldn't get it much tighter when I went up to the mast - short of wrapping it round your foot and standing on it with all your weight.
Put it right up Monday - very calm day early on - and it seems a nice even shape, though I don't know that much about what is good or bad really - but it sort of looks good, if you follow me. I've got the boom set up more or less at the top of the track - and still seem to have about 9" halyard up top.
Tuesday - too hot to do almost anything !
I'm told not to go down for the first time on a 'very' high tide, as the banks cover and you lose the 'snake' of the deeper channel. There are a few very experienced locals here who don't treat navigating the estuary that lightly, while others are quite the opposite. Will soon find out first hand !