Before the masts are down we need to straighten the boat up so it’s no longer leaning at a jaunty angle against the sea wall. I have purchased six boat stands from Boat-stands UK (www.boat-stands.com) and slowly cranked the boat level using a spirit level across the cockpit combings. Although not necessary we have linked the stands together with chains to prevent any movement. As the boat is sitting on the banks of the River Rother I think it’s a sensible precaution. I also tied the main halyard back to a secure fixing on land to minimise the risk of the boat falling outward which would have been an embarrassment.
Boat-stands UK helped with selection of the stands and delivered them in double-quick time so great job thanks.