Today things started coming together. Sparcraft had finally shipped the last missing part of the new rig and the boom vang arrived just in time for the test sail. The installation would take too long so we sailed without it, but it was installed afterward. At 10:30 we departed the dock with the rigger, the sail maker, Mark and myself and proceeded to do the rig tuning in relatively benign (but cold) conditions. All went well but Mark was driving the boat and when he revved the engine beyond 2000RPM there was a strange rhythmic surge and I went below to check. The lever on the Racor filter was at an angle so I corrected that and it sounded like the turbo wasn't running. I asked Mark to idle the engine and then give power and when he did that I heard the turbo spool up and thought that all was well. I went topsides and a bit later the engine stopped running and wouldn't start. While the three of them were discussing if we could make it up the narrow fairway under sail with the current wind direction I went below to see what might be wrong. Considering the only things I'd changed was the handle position on the Racor I moved it to select just one of the filters, rather than the position it was in which should have used "both". Once I did that the engine started up again, it seems that I need to add a label for "Both" and "None" as the handle positions are not clear.
While the crew did final work on the boom vang and other parts I went provisioning at Safeway for the trip across.


Marks Sims of True North Yachting Mark at the helm of Zanshin during the test sail of the new rig and mainsail
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Marks Sims of True North Yachting
Mark and Jason on Zanshin Mark, from True North Yachting, and Jason from Quantum during the test sail to tighten and adjust the new rig and sails.
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Mark and Jason on Zanshin
Tuning the rigging Checking the mast alignment and rigging during Zanshin's test sail
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Tuning the rigging
Tuning the rigging Checking the mast alignment and rigging during Zanshin's test sail
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Tuning the rigging
Pulling the in the sheets Jason working the winch during Zanshin's test sail
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Pulling the in the sheets
Topping off the fuel tanks Filling the second tank and topping off the main tank before returning to the docks at Jabin's Yard in Annapolis
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Topping off the fuel tanks
Pinning the rig After the correct tension was achieved on the backstays the rig was pinned by the rigger
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Pinning the rig
Provisioning for the trip Provisions for the big trip down to the Caribbean - for one person only
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Provisioning for the trip
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