The spars are down for varnish, new spreaders, lots of wiring for an assortment of lights, antennas and gauges. Right after Maid is in the mast will be stepped so we need to get these things done. The gaff and boom will be fitted with sail track and the gaff with a new saddle as soon as it arrives from Port Townsend. Will we ever deal with a foundry that sends stuff early? That seems as likely as a boat builder or sail maker delivering their handiwork early. Hell might not be frozen over on that day but it will have attained a nice cozy temperature. Maid will be a motorboat right after launch so the gaff and boom can be dealt with a little later. Please don't breath a word of this to any foundryman or sail maker, tell them we need the gaff and boom last week.