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The time has come to launch my boat.It has been a long build with a number of challenges.I have a billion small things to do before the launch next week,finding a virgin not least amongst them ;-).

I would like to acknowledge all those who have encouraged me on this journey,you know who you are.

Cheers P.

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With the help of my young mate Eli,we worked until late in the night loading and securing the boat.An early start saw us crawling along to the briny.

Eli had to go to work so the launch was left up to me,I found myself dithering as I was apprehensive of putting the boat in myself.Fortune favours the brave and I backed my pride and joy into the drink.

I decided to launch the boat with the temporary 2x4 beams still lashed on,pretty much like boatsmiths pics of yore.Once she was off the trailer.It was time to spread the hulls.

Unfortunately whilst doing this the starboard hull slipped and lay on it's side.I managed to lift it with the help of a stranger.This happened again whilst on my own and no offers of help forthcoming I eventually used a high lift jack to right the hull.By this stage I was absolutely shagged and was pleased when a friend offered the help of her son and his friend to align the hulls and lash everything down.I was going to do the naming ceremony but decided to delay it until I have the stick up.

Cheers all for the kind words of support.

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The boat look really great. Well done.

Well done Paul !  Sounds a bit more exciting than you would have wanted, but all's well that ends well..

I'm sure there's quite a number of us on this forum wish we could have been there to give you a hand.

Congratulations Paul!  Your boat looks beautiful and at home on the water. Let the adventure begin!!

Rob and Beth

congrats!!  we also launched our Tiki30 end of October.   A trailer launching down the boat ramp of a small Colorado lake .   The big grin was worth all the stress {i think!LOL]

Looking great Paul! Let the adventures begin and live the dream mate!!



Rory McDougall said:

Looking great Paul! Let the adventures begin and live the dream mate!!

Cheers Guv'nor.

Well done Paul, I'm right behind you maybe end of this month.

Meet you in the Whitsundays :-)

Thx mate,definitely headed for Lizard Island.Good luck with yer launch.

Wow awesome,that,s just up the reef from me.

Let me know when your close to Cairns and I'll meet you at Fitzroy Is.

paul anderson said:

Thx mate,definitely headed for Lizard Island.Good luck with yer launch.

Next season for sure.

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