Week 23 – We launched!

Well, we made it and I still find it difficult to believe! The pictures tell the story……

Working on the rubbing strake which was made from oak. The stern section was made separately from oak laminates.

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A slightly arty shot of the deck fittings – the stand up pulleys are very funky as is the leather finish for the mast partners!

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The aft deck with the bronze traveller to which the mainsheet pulleys are attached.

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An even artier picture of the tiller and traveller.

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Getting the boat out on the morning of launch. We’d been working until 2am that morning and were in again at 6.30am.

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On the slipway…

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And with the sails up!

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Coming back into Lyme harbour. The outboard and its bracket worked really well.

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Putting her back on the trailer and celebrating!

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Back in the workshop with Matthew looking relieved!

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With my mate Steve who was a huge help in the last 48 hours getting her ready for launch.

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