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SAILING by KRISS on 08 june 2018

As you may know if you’re following our Youtube channel, since we live on Celedon our sailboat, the occasions to climb up the mast have been numerous (understand far too many).
First there was a boom halyard that was missing and it got me up there quite a few times, then there was the mooring light and at some point we decided we couldn’t always call on other’s help (thank you Jorge) and had to sort things out ourselves.
After all, goodness prevents, if we had to climb on the mast for whatever when we’re on our own we need to be able to do it.

We started to change the way the 2 halyards (ropes) we use to climb are laid out on the boat to make the operation easier for the ones who lift.
After all they are the ones sweating and most importantly the ones who have the climber’s life in their hands.
I trusted mine in Kate’s and Tom’s hands to start fixing the mooring light but I could tell how much they struggle to lift me up there (Amy helped a bit too).

So I decided to trust Tom for the rest of the operations and I wasn’t disappointed ! Not only does my 15 year old son weighs practically nothing for his tall size (slowly getting around 1m90 now), he also is very apt and I was super proud and relieved I had found a decent replacement !

Will all our efforts pay one day and will our kids learn something else than watching Youtube on a mobile phone ? We should be careful not to drift them too far away from the rest of their peers shouldn't we...

So far, he’s taken measures to replace the mooring lights, siliconed my fixing of the light, replaced the radar reflector and disconnected the deck flood light.
We have ordered a couple of new deck lights (led) that only consume 27W each (as opposed to over 100W of the previous bulb - it was so old we couldn’t read anything on it).

Because the weather has been very windy and with all the other more urgent things to do (fixing the solar panels) we have postponed this work but there is a strong probability Tom will be the one to put the new lights up.
He’s been telling me he can and monitoring his work with a Gopro I think I’m going to trust him.

#responsabilities #teens #teenager #proud

TOM IS WORKING ON THE MAST

TOM IS WORKING ON THE MAST

TOM IS WORKING ON THE MAST

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