Yard manager John Glessner snapped this lovely early-morning shot at Kittery Point Yacht Yard a few days ago. All seems serene. The backstory is that 14 ½ months ago Chanticleer got whacked by Hurricane Irma in Tortola. We have had a big project on our hands from then until a few days ago. The boat was shipped home last December, and KPYY has just finished a major refit – new mast and boom, new bow pulpit, new lifelines, new hard dodger, new solar panels, new water-maker, new sails, new rigging, new canvas work by Back Channel Canvas, and a million and one other things, not to mention fairing, sanding and painting the hull. She looks great, and is better and stronger than at any time during our ownership – ready for a voyage to far-away places.