Masts Ready for Crane.
The rig has been prepared for the masts to be removed and the now the wait for the crane. The seizings have been removed from the shroud lanyards and they have been loosened. The spring-stay is down and a temporary cable and come-along is stabilizing the masts at the top of the shrouds. The back-stay has been loosened and the rig prepared as much as possible to be ready for the crane. When the masts are on the pier the hardware will be removed from the foremast for use on the new foremast and the main mast will be inspected. The rig will stay down for the winter and the winter cover will be raised as soon as possible to protect Ernestina from the worst of the weather.