The first time we stepped the masts was a big event. Many locals from the village of Sillerslev were present; we even made it into the local news!
Two coins set in the base for good luck.
The masts, freshly painted and outfitted with shrouds and hardware, were waiting in a nearby shed. We hired a mobile crane to do the heavy lifting.
Wheeling the first mast out to the crane.
And up she goes!
Setting the mast (with the aid of a very smooth crane operator)
Attaching shrouds and turnbuckles.
Henry’s perfect system of wedges.
The view from inside.
Second mast going up.
W will need to go up and attached two stays.
Fortunately, we had a luxurious solution with the crane (instead of human) hoisting W in the boatswain’s chair.