So every now and again you have to pull the masts, if for no other reason than to just get a good look at them. This was one of those years, so we decided to take care of a few things all at once. The masts were pulled along with the windlass, sampson post and bowsprit. Everything got a good going over, a little maintenance and repair where needed (very little as it turned out) and had various bits and bobs renewed. Then, on a chilly day in April, it was time to put all the pieces back in place.