We are so lucky to have the boatyard to launch and haul out Dandy. We pay for it, but it sure is easier. This is the way that all the other Abaco Dinghies get launched and retrieved...all by help of other cruisers carrying the boats to the water.
Scully was launched this morning and immediately started filling with water from sitting on land all summer. Once the wood swells up, it hopefully won't need to bailed out too often.
We were lucky with that too, as Dandy is very tight and only took on a few cups of water after it was launched. Even after us sailing yesterday, it has no water in the bottom at all. Too bad no one got any photos of us sailing in the harbor, because we sure looked good! Perhaps next time.