Aside from bolting all the hardware back onto Adesso she had to be re-rigged. We new that due to a couple of years sitting on the hard in the east coast leaks needed to be attended to. The chainplates were one of these sources. The mast was off the boat so removing chainplates and re -bedding was my first job. The plates were supposedly replace some 4 years earlier but it turned out only 2 had been done. Thanks to the great work by Craig at Pacific Fabricating two days later the remaining 4 were made! With a little blood loss these were bolted in and ready to step the mast.
Paint the bottom, clean out the dated auto system, service systems, put the sails back on the boat, more cleaning, dingy davits …………..! Whew I hope this is the last boat as my age is showing. To top it off we had a lift deadline of Friday. Friday am the crane arrived to step the mast (it was only available on fridays) and the lift waould arrive a 4:00 pm to put Adesso in the water. Without Jean-guy and Owens support I would never have made it. Cap Sante let us stay on the lift wharf for the weekend so ready or not Adesso entered the Pacific Ocean. You could tell she was happy to have ended years of sitting on land and we were looking forward sailing back to Canada.