Date: February 14, 2004

We took the first step in solving Chantey's sinking mast issue today but removing her mast and storing it in the work yard. We used Cheng Ho and Skybird's main halyards to pull Chantey's mast up and out of hte boat, then swung it over to the dock (NOT as easy as it sounds). We now have the ability to determine why the mast was sinking and prevent this problem from happening again.

A big Thank You to Rich Butler for his guidance and assistance in removing the mast. Also a big Thank You to the crew of Skybird for the use of their boat and for their timely arrival and help with carrying the mast to the yard.