Well in to the evening

Friday was a long one. Here’s Jeanne doing a heroic cleanup, including going after four years of dust under vee-berth

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Beams loaded and rolling to Napa on little trailer

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CrazyCrane got the mast off the trailer – Charlie is seriously all-in on creative boat solves!

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Mast delivery to Napa Valley Marina

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Assembly site a mile from the marina

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But the best was rolling the boat outside in the eve. Wow does it glisten in the sunshine and make this family proud!

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So we were feeling good at 7pm, and then came the daggerboard fitting. Remember this has never happened because it was too tall inside the shop. … Damn, the trunk is slightly shorter at the top and bottom four inches based on how Howard did his glassing work (hull builder) and we didn’t talk about that. I built the dagger to exact plans. It sticks and wouldn’t clear the foil shape slot thru the hull :(
9pm emergency surgery to cut 5/8″ off the trailing edge. Michael Metela next door is the second hero of the day (Nameless Tractor Guy was first )

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The boys hauled it back on deck, and it slid home just fine. That left the boat builder a late night of glassing – vac bagging. At least it made it easy to roll in to the rack at 1:45am as the night watchman.

Ok, 7am Saturday now and a huge forklift / Gradall comes at 9 to help get the boat on the trailer. Stay tuned.

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3 thoughts on “Well in to the evening

  1. Guys congratulations in this major step!! We, my dad and I, have been following your project closely and are building a f39 ourselves.. Bummer that the daggerboard didn’t fit. Good luck with the very last and final stages.

    Regards

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