Yay the case of Schroedinger's mast has resolved its self.
All for the want of a checkbox marked "yacht in transit" on a computer system. Theoretically it should be stepped on Tuesday. Lubbers take note stepping is putting a mast in the boat and up.
Just been out provisioning got a hire car full of food cluttering up the boat which already has lockers with chippies in them. One of these lockers used to have a door on it, behind the cushion, its now mostly full of new air conditioner and, crucially, the filler for the engine fresh water cooling circuit (boats have sea water pumped it to cool their engines but but to prevent the engine rusting there is a heat exchanger instead of a radiator to transfer the heat to the fresh water in the actual engine). Unfortunately no door. The other locker has a boxed in conduit from the new aircon. Unfortunately it also contains a toolbox full of engine spares, which no longer fits through the door.
We also have a couple of minor wet patches which may result in loss of tin labels in low lieing damp corners of the boat. Hmmm whats for dinner? Baked beans, lemon pie filling and sweetcorn by the open can and hope method. Nice. Being proper yachties we'll mark the tins with a permanent marker too.
Mousing lines on the new mast