Two days ago another visitor came to see ‘Pike’. This was the third person to see her. At this rate she will soon become a popular visitors' attraction.
We tried the sail and we put in a reef by tying the reef lines around the boom, but somehow, the sail didn’t look right, and logically by reducing sail at the foot without lowering the sprit, the centre of effort is raised higher above the waterline. Obviously, the lower it is the less chance there is of the boat capsizing as a result off wind pressure on the sail.
Messing about with the boat was all well and good, but another sort of pressure different to wind pressure was pressing on my mind. I had to find time for building the retaining wall for the new patio. Yesterday and today I was able to add more bricks to the wall so as to double its height. The existing height has to be doubled again to be satisfactory.
‘Pike’ versus the Patio Wall – Part 1