Monday, May 03, 2010

More May Mast Madness

Well, yesterday was a pretty nice day in St Croix, USVI. We made a bit more progress with the mast building.

We put some carbon fiber glass tape in a couple of places...

and then we applied another layer of biaxial fiberglass to the top and bottom of the mast.

Fun stuff!

Two hours after returning back to the boat we had a heavy, 3-minute downpour to be followed throughout the afternoon with short, light rain showers. We had a nice breeze which would dry out the rain overnight, but then it rained again, of course, this morning.

Please, give us a break!  We want to get out of here ASAP, go to St Martin to take care of a few things, and get out of this area.  Reading's Outlook for the 2010 Hurricane Season is a great incentive (besides wanting to be a sailboat again!). The post starts with this paragraph:
I decided to write up an update to the seasonal forecast I wrote back in early March.  I am very concerned that we’re in for a very, very busy hurricane season. 
Shucky darn... So It Goes...