Thursday, August 21, 2008

Splicing and Storms

We sat out a two day storm moored in Astoria. While the wind howled and the rain pelted down, we accomplished a host of chores and projects. The most impressive accomplishment was the Captain's: he mastered the art of making the end-to-end slice necessary to create the continuous loop of rope which furls and unfurls our mainsail. It turns out that the fids and pushers used in splicing rope have some similarity to the tunnelers and grafts that are the tools of the vascular surgeon.
Now that the storm has past, we will continue our travels to the south. We will leave early tomorrow for a two-day passage to Coos Bay.


Anonymous Rob said...

Where is the needle driver?

September 07, 2008 6:25 PM  

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