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Old 21-05-2008, 04:41   #1
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Amazing Yacht Launch from floating Barges

WOOLOOWARE BAY off Taren Point - in BOTANY BAY
New South Wales. AUSTRALIA

A TransPac 52 Yacht that had been shipped over from England and had been in Lewis Shipyard being prepared - was launched yesterday in a most unusual way.

No doubt because of it's design - with a very deep keel and bulb - it could not be put in with the TravelLift crane at the dock - and so we witnessed the following amazing scene out here in the bay - yesterday afternoon.

These are some of the photos I took sitting at the back my yacht.











I have done a fuller newsletter email - with more and larger photos at the following link:

080520 Amazing Yacht Launch from floating Barges


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Old 21-05-2008, 05:02   #2
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what do you recon Rodney ...next years syd to hobart ..!!
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Old 21-05-2008, 05:25   #3
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Hi Cooper

Sydney to Hobart Race??

Are you talking about the new TransPac 52 - OR - me, without a mast??

I'd better leave NOW - and get a few months head start.

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Hi Rodney, some nice shots there, I checked out the gallery of your launch pictures & I reckon your winning the most unusual launch- whats the story or is it in the forum already, I'm Guessing too high for transport? Do John & Peter still have their boats out in the bay there, its been a while since I've been around that area. All the best from Jeff.
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