New England Ropes/Dyneema Line Has Arrived

June 1, 2011

Today I got home to find several large boxes waiting for me. Okay, true, I did have to walk 1/4 mile up to the marina office to pick them up, and I did have to call Ed (the security guard/awesome guy) to let me into said office and then wheel those large boxes back to the boat; artistic license.

In said boxes were:

a) A Ukulele. Which I have been wanting for a long time but didn’t quite get over the hump until Merileigh (our boat neighbor) got one.

b) A birthday present which I probably wasn’t supposed to see, but had to open  because the box might have been roach infested (you never know).

c) An Illustrated Dictionary of Math book, a couple of ukulele books and a Coyotes Guide to Connecting with Nature


d) 50 lbs (not kidding, maybe more) of New England Ropes® Dyneema® line, courtesy of the Dyneema® Experience Team.

Yes folks the Dyneema line has finally arrived. Well 80% of it at least. I suspect there is another box following along soon with the last 9 segments. To say that I am giddy would be an understatement. This weekend’s projects include: Installing the Monitor windvane; Installing the North Sails Quick Cover; Installing the life raft mount. In spite of all that, I think the line will go on first.

There are so many projects to do in the next 16 weeks that I alternate between being totally stressed out and becoming overwhelmed with eagerness to forgeover. Right now, sitting amongst all the lines and the instrument I’m feeling more the latter. I want to string this boat up like a guitar and let the wind strum its chords.

1 comment

  1. Comment by forgeover via Facebook

    forgeover via Facebook June 1, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    If you look closely at that photo you may notice that some of the line is hanging and some is not. I noticed the handrail was sagging under the weight and put a quick stop to that plan. It would have looked nice, but I need that rail to last.

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