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Old 07-12-2015, 03:49   #16
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Fantastic news!
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Old 07-12-2015, 03:58   #17
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And, for your entertainment, a couple of photos of the process.

The crane only dropped it once during the loading. Fortunately he put the brakes on before the boat hit the ground.


Bet your sailboat has never gone 60 knots (yes the driver was flying).


Safe in the arms of the travel lift.
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Old 07-12-2015, 06:09   #18
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good work. now sail south more.... have fun .
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So, Skipmac, did you move your boat east or west from Alachua? I suppose you'll need to change the coordinates on your avatar. Where did you launch?
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And, for your entertainment, a couple of photos of the process.

The crane only dropped it once during the loading. Fortunately he put the brakes on before the boat hit the ground.


Bet your sailboat has never gone 60 knots (yes the driver was flying).


Safe in the arms of the travel lift.
So you splashed just in time for the winter(!) sailing season

Hope the heater works

Congratulations!
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So, Skipmac, did you move your boat east or west from Alachua? I suppose you'll need to change the coordinates on your avatar. Where did you launch?
Launched at Green Cove Springs. Closest and cheapest yard from home but I have to say, it's gotten a bit crazy since I hauled there six years ago.

New avatar in the works.
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So you splashed just in time for the winter(!) sailing season

Hope the heater works

Congratulations!
No heater but I have plenty of blankets.

I'm in north Florida so isn't too bad. The temps only occasionally drop below zero (Celsius that is). Don't think this part of the country has seen below zero Fahrenheit since the last ice age.
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Good man... the grin can only get bigger..
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Good man... the grin can only get bigger..
Yes I have what is known over here as a big SEG.
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I am sure that the "flooding" was Don's idea of humour. Good on ya. Now for the rest of the job. :-)
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good work. now sail south more.... have fun .
Yes south. Bahamas cruise for a shakedown, then New England next summer to visit the kids. Then, who knows.
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Yes south. Bahamas cruise for a shakedown, then New England next summer to visit the kids. Then, who knows.
Nancie and I are "visiting the kids" now just north of you in the Ortega River and after New Year's Day we'll be southbound to the Bahamas and likely in New England for the summer. We'll keep a watch for Maya!
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I am sure that the "flooding" was Don's idea of humour. Good on ya. Now for the rest of the job. :-)
Flooding? Well first day I did have a liter or so of water in the bilge but that has about dried up as the seacocks have seated.

Yes there is the rest of the job. Hope to get started on the mast and rigging this weekend.
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Yes I have what is known over here as a big SEG.
I've never understood the 'G' part after the 'SE' part. An acquired taste perhaps?

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I've never understood the 'G' part after the 'SE' part. ...................
Strange..... 'all I do understand is the "G", - 'never understood the "SE".

I guess that's the same thing, right?
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