Time to Haul-Out and Head South…

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Yes, once again it is it that time of the year… time to haul out Sassy for the Winter and then head South to CX-land for a few weeks, so as to be back home on time for the Holiday Season and the white, white snow…

Sassy is already ready for it… the mast is down resting on the gallows, the anchor light and windex have been removed, the forestay and all lines have been fasten to the mast via a Swedish-furl, and most of her gear has been stored back in boxes inside the garage, including her sail, which has been removed from the three spars and carefully folded on the grass of the marina (after removing the three battens from their pockets, the head was brought to the tack along the luff and the clew to the head/tack to turn it into as close to a folded square as possible, then it was folded a couple of more times and rolled into a sail bag).  The mast opening at the hinge as well as the top of the mast were covered in plastic to prevent rain from seeping in. Sassy now awaits for a stretch of a few dry days to be haulout and tarped for the Winter at her usual yard in Blackburn Hamlet.

Then, during the entire month of November, VA3PCJ/VE3DTI will once more become CX7RT. Not much in terms of HF-contest expectations while down South, with the possible exception of the CQ WW DX CW Contest (November 24-25), in which, in spite of current poor HF propagation conditions, CX7RT might try to improve on his all-time CX record as SOQRP 15M:  https://www.cqww.com/records.htm.

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