Aug. - Sept. 2011: Delivery

01_prep_s_s

    We've done all the measurements, spoken to the neighbors and clarified no issues with city ordinances. Stands and keel blocking are ready and we're just awaiting the arrival of the truck.

02_comin_along_s_s

    And here it is! The masts have been dropped off at a marine storage yard. No sense donating them to the neighborhood tweakers as aluminum scrap. Now we just have to make the biggest three point turn in history and we'll be good to go.

03_backing_s_s

    No worries. As I've missed the driveway on occasion with a 22' long hatchback I know that I'll never make it as a truck driver.

04_driveway_s_s

    Here she is, resting comfortably in the driveway. Color-blind me never realized the bottom paint was the same color as the house until everyone we know pointed it out. It was purely accidental :o) We're likely painting the topsides a more interesting color anyway and will need to renew the bottom paint with a non-copper variety to comply with new local laws.

05_stands_s_s

    Still plenty of room to park the car in the driveway. As we'll be going up and down 20 times a day for the next two years we have decided we'll need a more permanent ladder.

06_butterflies_s

    Some butterflies check out the new arrival.

07_masts_summer_s

    We went out to check on the masts in storage. Everything looks good here. While we were here we measured for their winter covers.

08_boat_basement_s

    The beginning of the end. The end of free space in the basement once we start moving stuff down here off the boat.

09_wood_blocks_s

    Running rigging. We'll renew the teak blocks which all have bronze roller bearings inside. Old school high tech!

11_need_a_ladder_s

    Here's the ladder coming together. Nice wide steps and a fixed angle base to keep her from dancing around while we work.

12_ladder_up_s_s

    Here we go! A nice sturdy work ladder. Maybe we can make a tree house out of the ladder when we're done with this project.

13_bruno_basket_s_s

    Starting to remove even more equipment from the boat. Bruno wanted to take a ride on the milk-crate express.

14_teardown_s

    The first of the last, lots of big heavy things to haul down. Wait until you see the contraption we'll need to haul out the engine!