At the extremity of the view from the topmast
there was mountainous country at both ends of the coast (perhaps Cape Range to the south and Stewart Peak to the north).
Other features of the C440 include twin topmast
backstays and hydraulically actuated deflectors.
All quarantined ships were required to hoist a yellow flag in the daytime and show a light on the main topmast
On October 2, at 19.58 (GMT) the Belle Isle wireless station received a message from the Millpool in position 53' 30N 37' 10W (674 nautical miles east of Newfoundland): "Aft hatch stoved in, main topmast
gone, three men injured, drifting helplessly before gale, using temporary aerial."
commencing a complete interior rebuild and a hydraulic topmast
allowing the boat access under Tom Ugly's Bridge in Sydney.
It takes the reader through the alphabet using shipping analogies such as T is for Topmast
which is fixed on the mast".
Twenty-five minutes after she had struck the rocks, only the topmast
and top-sailwere visible above the water.
Even if you stood on the purchase mid-way along the foredeck, it only sagged a couple of centimetres, And then the real power went in, when skipper Roy Heiner cranking on the hydraulic topmast
backstay while the crew stood back.
However, due to the enormous roach the topmast
back stay must be running (i.e., there are two) so we have taken the opportunity to add a set of check-stays.