28th July: Seafly boarding ladder

The windy weather has spurred me into getting the Seafly back sailing. However a worry is whether I’m still capable of getting back into it from the water once righted from a capsize. In fact I’ve only capsized the Seafly once on the river when the wind squall round the flats opposite simply blew me over! I found a transom ladder sold by Force 4 that might fit. At the Raid I’d been presented with a Force 4 voucher so I used that in part payment for the ladder and fitted it today. I don’t think it will restrict the rudder too badly; how often the mainsheet catches on it remains to be seen… and I’ve yet to test using it!