Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wrapped and rolling

The mast was wrapped with thin foam and the rigging secured to it and then wrapped with plastic stretch wrap.
Then it was loaded atop the boat and the vessel was shrink wrapped for the long haul to San Diego.
It was an uneventful three day run down to San Diego though she did draw a quite a few looks and she rolled onwards dwarfing the truck. She looked huge shrink wrapped.
The following day the boatyard lifted her gently off the trailer and lowered her into the water.
Four years building and she was finally floating! It was an incredible day and an amazing four years!
There are so many people that helped along the way and I am forever grateful for the  help and encouragement to git-er-done! I could not have done it without you all! Thank you thank you thank you!!

4 comments:

Julianna Babics and Theo McCormick said...

Congratulations!

Lawrence said...

Oh hell, the best boat building blog on the internet is winding up.

Congratulations and thanks for all of the excellent photos and descriptions of the work and the process. Good luck at sea!

Don said...

Thanks for the kind words!
I will write more to fill in the blanks after the trip. We got so busy at the end I did not have time to write.

Anonymous said...

Hello Don - I don't know if you'll be able to read this now that you're at sea. Kim showed me a positioning deal once you were a bit out of San Diego. It is a pleasure to know you, Don. I've enjoyed following your blog over the past years, though haven't commented much. Happy Sailing, Mark Haberman