LAUNCH DAY

Well, that's all there was to it.

We removed the plastic tarp that had covered the area for months, rain or shine, and then removed the top from the boat. The top was designed to come off in one piece after undoing the eight nuts and bolts holding it to the sides of the boat. The moving crew was ready to push one last time.

Since we'd done this before it was a snap the second time. The engine was mounted, the cover was put back on, and Sweetie left her birthplace for good.

Sweetie's first spin past one of the yachts. Ain't that about the funniest looking boat you've ever seen?



The first day in Tambobo. This was the beach that I mentioned back in the beginning. This was a normal low tide. The near side of the boat was on the sand. The other side of the boat was hanging over about 10 meters of water. You can see the color change of the water in the picture below. The normal high tide mark was about where the coils of rope were.



DIRECT LINKS TO PAGES:
HOW BUILD A BIG BOAT
THE CONCEPT
THE BEGINNING
WORKING WORKING
ALMOST READY
JUST A COUPLE MORE THINGS
FLOAT TEST
A GOOD DAY
THE NOT SO POINTY END
THE OUTSIDE
THE INSIDE AND THE TOPSIDE
FINISHING TOUCHES
LAUNCH DAY
I THOUGHT I WAS FINISHED?
WHAT IT WAS BUILT FOR

2018-02-08