… Seeing another builder’s boat get launched! Saturday was the first dip for Andy Miller’s F22, christened “Dart” at the Alameda crane launch pad.
His project took about four years from purchasing the plans, with very impressive dedication in the off hours from his busy engineering career. It was fun watching Dart go through the build stages and it’s very inspiring to see the finished product – makes me want to get painting!
Dart floated well above her waterline (before we stacked 10+ humans aboard), the new engine fired right up, the beams unfolded perfectly, and the Ballenger rig looks fantastic. Andy has some used f24 sails to modify and use before making that one more big purchase. Can’t wait to get out sailing on this speedster :)
Great work, Captain Andy!