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Up With the Masts 3
Sun Dec 5 0:00:00 EST 2010, Sodus Point, NY

Yard crew putting the foremast in position.

Mon Dec 6 8:11:13 EST 2010 | Jesse
Been enjoying 'following' your journey north. Snow flurries here today for first time. Keep thinking I went the wrong way when flying back from sunny and warm mid 80 temps of the BVI, and then I check your blog and feel a tad envious of your journey to the north. Nothing beats being on the water on a good sailboat, nothing. Kudos to you and Issuma as always.
Tue Dec 7 18:05:23 EST 2010 | Richard Hudson
Jesse, thanks. I have to admit, though, that the BVI sounds appealling at the moment.

We have no shortage of snow in Rochester, NY, and more is still falling. Snow adds to the challenges of sailing, if not so much to the enjoyment of it :)
Up With the Masts 2
Sat Dec 4 19:01:18 EST 2010, Sodus Point, NY

Up With the Masts
Sat Dec 4 18:59:06 EST 2010, Sodus Point, NY

After an uneventful motor from Oswego, I anchored in Great Sodus Bay for the night, then tied up at Katlynn marina to get the masts stepped. They have a 70 ton crane here, so there were no concerns about handling the masts. Here, the slings are being attached.

Dawn Departure
Fri Dec 3 19:12:40 EST 2010, Oswego, NY

I intended to get the masts stepped (put up) at the marina in Oswego, however, after they looked at Issuma's masts, they figured they were too heavy for their crane, and recommended I go 30 miles west to Great Sodus Bay, where they have a 70ton crane.

So I motored out of Oswego Harbor at first light. I haven't quite gotten used to having the masts down, and wanted to avoid waves as much as possible (so nothing on deck could roll loose), so I left early, while the wind was still light. The picture shows the lighthouse at Oswego.

Thu Dec 2 0:00:00 EST 2010, Oswego, NY

The last three locks of the Oswego Canal are in Oswego. In the picture, Issuma is on the extreme left, under a bridge on the canal, and the Oswego River is on the right.

Issuma stayed in the canal for about a week between the last two locks, to work on getting the rigging ready for the masts to be put back up. Maggie's vacation ended, so she went back to her job, and I finished the preparation work on the rigging.

Issuma left the Oswego Canal on November 14, the day before the canal system closed for the season. Issuma was the last boat to go north on the canal this year.

Thu Dec 2 6:19:53 EST 2010 | Missy Peterson
Hello Richard, Just caught up with your adventures. I was in England 19 Oct-11Nov. Had a wonderful visit with friends and family. Sylvia and Olga were here for Thanksgiving last week. Seem to be doing fine. How often to do you have to replace the rigging wires? Keep warm.
Thu Dec 2 8:09:10 EST 2010 | Richard Hudson
Hello Missy, welcome back, glad to hear you had a great visit.

There is no definitive answer on how often one needs to replace the rigging wires. It depends on things like what type of wires were used, how hard the boat has sailed, how much time was spent in the tropics (wires corrode faster there), ow flexible the rig and hull are.

I've been working on replacing the rigging wires for a year, and am now almost finished.
Tue Nov 30 19:06:09 EST 2010, Oswego, NY

Tue Nov 30 18:48:38 EST 2010, Oswego, NY

People fishing in the Oswego River.

Mon Nov 29 12:00:00 EST 2010, Fulton, NY

Fulton is a clean and pleasant place, the largest city in the area along the canal.

Oswego Canal
Mon Nov 29 0:00:00 EST 2010, Oswego Canal, NY

Replacing Rigging Wires
Sun Nov 28 0:00:00 EST 2010, Fulton, NY

Maggie laying out the old rigging wires alongside the new ones so the new wires can be cut to the correct size.

Tue Nov 30 14:49:50 EST 2010 | yann
i am sure you will feel better! :)
Tue Nov 30 19:17:56 EST 2010 | Richard Hudson
When the rigging wire replacement is finally finished, yes, I will feel better :)

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