After dropping a necessary clevis pin over the side, (yet another) trip to West Marine, some custom drill work with much appreciated help from Glenn, I finally got the sails up on Saturday. That's me reflected in the glasses, Goldie was asleep in the cockpit.
The weather was perfect. John Lawlor and Jim Bailey came along for my shakedown cruise. Nice to have their experience aboard while I was sorting things out.
We managed to get the Brazen Article on enough heel to launch all the not yet properly stowed stuff across the salon. Small price to pay (5 minute cleanup) for some fine sailing.