The mizzen mast compression post will be fitted soon. This provides an opportunity for more superstition. Recall we fitted an American Eagle silver coin at the base of the main mast compression post, for luck, to prevent the mast from falling down. We are doing similar with the mizzen mast, but with a 2013 Canadian Maple Leaf (0.999 fine silver, $5CDN face value).
The coin is stamped with a maple leaf on one side, and Elizabeth on the other. Maple leaf side is up. So we are guaranteed the mizzen mast, when installed, will not fall down. At least when the boat is in Canada.
Again, the luck only works with silver coins. A gold coin will not work. A good thing as silver is much cheaper (about $20 USD per ounce at the moment).