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Launch

For the last few weeks Shawn and I have worked on the boat nearly every day. It has been pretty cold down here so some days are less productive than others. With Shawn’s help we have been plugging away at my project list. Replacing the old thru hull was the big project and them we turned attention to the engine. After a pretty extensive rebuild the atomic four is now purring like a kitten. We put black bottom paint over the blue and brought it up to the top of the old bootstripe to account for the weight I have put on the boat over the last few years. We also scrubbed the topsides with muriatic acid to get rid of the stubborn stains then painted the rub rail and top stripe black as well. She really looks sharp with the new color scheme.
This past Monday it was time to launch!
The travel lift in this boatyard is really something that should be in the Smithsonian. I am quite certain it helped launch some of the Confederate ships. It worked enough to get me in though. After she was floating, the engine fired up fine and Shawn and I motored around to my new slip. My Mom, my sister Alison, her husband Brad, Savannah, Seinna and big Foster were all there to help celebrate the launch. They even brought champagne to legitimize the event. After asking Neptune to watch over the boat and crew we all raised a glass to SENECA.

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January 21, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment