It takes a bit of time to get the assembly team organized, and Griselda quickly sees a few improvements she could do during her creation that would make the process easier. The mast and sail are assembled under Griselda's instruction and are able to be tested for 20 minutes before the first of the mast structure begins to melt away. By using one of the oars as a rudder the longboat moves along at a good clip with incredible, unwieldy agility.
Although there is a great deal of talent among the small crew, Tempest finds herself on the rudder, calling out instructions and corrections when under sail. Griselda creates an additional oarlock for the makeshift rudder to reduce the fatigue on the person manning that station. The crew, under Tempest's direction, puts their longboat through it's paces and quickly discover the limits of their small craft. Without a keel to speak of and no outrigger the small vessel is unable to sail while close-hauled without being in danger of capsizing. It's center of gravity is also off, too high in the water and too variable when people need to move about at all, causing the craft to be unwieldy at best. Sailing west, toward the large inhabited island is doable, but takes alot of effort on the part of the oarman. North takes the least effort and East takes some, but not as much as West.
The importance of the order in which the items are created becomes readily apparent as the mast melts while under full sail. The mast groans in protest as the first of the poles begins to melt. The gaff is quickly lowered, dropping the sail and reducing the strain on the mast. Rollo has the presence of mind to cut the ropes holding the boom and the gaff to the mast, allowing the sail to drop into the sea. The rest of the mast is quickly cut loose before it can topple over on anyone and the crew watches as their mast and sail slowly evaporate.