Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Not A Traditional Launch

Yesterday we launched and rigged Dandy. Dave didn't want to use the traditional slings attached to the forklift, because they could mark up the new paint and compress the new tangerine rope trim. Instead, PJ picked up the boat from the trailer on the side and laid it over on two cushions. It looked precarious to me, but it worked great and Dandy floated off the forks nicely.

Dave had to paddle to our dock with his hands. 

I then saved him with the skiff and we brought the dinghy over to the front of the marina, where it will live in a high visibility spot for the remainder of the winter. Now that the mast is up, the boat looks like a museum piece sitting there for all to see as they go to the boatyard and the lighthouse!

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