I launched last Saturday. The yard called monday and said they were going to launch me on Friday. So when I went down on Friday night my instincts told me to bring the ladder just in case. My intincts were right. So I gave the batteries a good charge overnight and went next day.
On launch day they had a problem with their travel lift
being jammed and wanted to lift
from the keel
. They talked themselves out of it and found a way to lift from back(I was not too wild about that idea). Put in water
fired right up ( I love perkins). I am now never going to let a yard either lift or launch without me present.
I was relolocating from great oak to marina on Sassafra river. We left at about 1PM and had great wind
on a beam reach going north 10- 25 knots gusts under jib
and mizzen only. Bad news was mizzen blew out about half way there. I do not think I have ever had the boat going this fast before under sail.
Anyway, under chores done, I did not get everything done I wanted to do. Hull
still dirty and I wanted to redo teak
and rab rail with varnish
. Note, I will never use Bristols again. It bubbled and turned brown around wooden joints. But I did get bottom painted and minor hull damage repaired. Prop polished and new zincs including engine heat exchanger
I got all summer to get to my check list but it is a long list.