Undo the Standing Rigging

Tying up the loose shrouds Pulling the pins of the upper shrouds

Remove the clevis pins from lower shrouds and tie or tape the shrouds neatly to the mast. You don't want anything getting caught while you're lowering the mast.

Two crewmembers man the primary winch--one to crank and the other to tail. They should tension the tackle to provide support as the rigging is loosened. While one person is holding the base of the mast, another can remove the pins from the backstay and uppers.

South: The Endurance Expedition South: The Endurance Expedition

Shackleton's near-fatal journey to the Antarctic has received a lot of press in recent years. This is Shackleton's own account—quiet, understated, and riveting. It also describes the travails of the Aurora expedition, intended to lay the groundwork for Shackleton on the other side of the continent.

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