Monday, September 24, 2012

Launching on Wednesday

Well looks like we'll be launching a few weeks early. The big crane from CS Marine is going to be headed out for a two month job on Oct 1, so it's either now or in December. Considering we've been kind of bouncing around homeless since we sold the Seabird, now is good. We expect the rig to show up around 0730 Wed and if all goes well we should be in the water by lunchtime. Feel free to stop by if you are in the neighborhood. Assuming the boat floats close to her marks and nothing leaks, we'll tie up at the pier there for a couple of more weeks while we finish plumbing, wiring, and all the other stuff we would be doing now if we weren't scrambling around and getting ready to go in the water. Over this last weekend we put a fresh coat of bottom paint on with the much appreciated help of our good friend Dave. Dave will be starting his own boat building project next spring and is busy racking up lots of good boat building karma (and promises of future labor swaps) helping us with our fit-out. We also installed the prop and re-torqued all the underwater hardware. Another day or two of "below the water line" work, and we should be ready...

1 comment:

  1. Your launching and I am getting ready to come out.LOL

    I am jealous, but not enough to go to salt water.

    I am on Lake Erie in Toledo Ohio.

    Wednesday will be a great day for you. :)

    Bill Kelleher