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 Post subject: Launch Day !!!
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2020 08:35 
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Joined: 04 Aug 2013 13:33
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I knew this haulout was going to take a while when the boat was pulled in November... today is the day the boat goes back in the water. First haulout in 6 years. The bottom still looked good; the yard couldn't believe the bottom lasted so long: Pettit Trinidad Pro with Irgarol. Great working multi-season paint for S. Florida.

I'll post other images on the end of existing posts for work done while out:
- Strut / shaft / prop replacement (strut 'pink' went pretty deep)
- Rudder rebuilt - bad cracks on leading and trailing edges and around the pintle.
- New 316 stainless pintle bar and delrin 'tophat' style bushing
- Fairing in skeg to hull
- New thru-hulls and seacocks

As said many times before, this work would have been more difficult (and at times frightening) if not for the images and helpful information provided by others on this site.

The old pin stripe was scratched up and the boot stripe was peeling and cracking so off with showing red and white in places, so the last task before launch was two coats of Flag Blue (attached).

More later... I'll relax after passing #2 Red leaving the yard. There's about a half mile of twists and turning day-mark channels getting through mangroves and sandbars from Shell Point Marina to Tampa Bay and a couple spots passing from one channel to another was VERY thin heading in.

Light East wind and 70 degrees in Tampa today. The last cold front has kept highs in the 60s - about 10 degrees below average, so today starts a warm-up. Looking forward to getting home and back to normal.


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 Post subject: Re: Launch Day !!!
PostPosted: 22 Mar 2020 09:38 
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Midshipman

Joined: 30 Dec 2006 18:37
Posts: 57
Beautiful !!

And thanks for sharing your tips and insights.

Doug Radabaugh
Kinsale T37 #22


 
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 Post subject: Re: Launch Day !!!
PostPosted: 23 Mar 2020 14:20 
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Rail Meat

Joined: 25 Apr 2016 09:05
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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Thats one pretty boat!
well done.

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Toronto, Ontario.


 
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