Thursday, August 4, 2016

Adagio Has a Wet Bottom

AUGUST 2, 2016

Well, after a 2 1/2 year rehab, we did it. Adagio is back in the water.  As I have noted on these pages she was put on the hard somewhere around 2000, so she has been dry for over 15 years.

On the truck
A small group of close friends helped us celebrate the day which came with a dry, slightly overcast skies and a 10.5 foot tide.

Champagne Jam

My wife Jan launched the ship by doing the ceremonial honors (which is her prerogative of  course).

On our way

The boatyard is a tidal estuary. At low water, there is none. So, when you draw five feet, you want all the water you can get. Tuesday came courtesy of a 10+ foot tide and was perfect.
Resting comfortably dockside

I stayed on board Tuesday night tied to the dock where I had shore power and a sump pump that can move a tennis ball through 30' of garden hose if I needed it. But I didn't.  By midnight, she had stopped visibly leaking.

At launch, the pump cycled every 2 minutes for about 20 seconds. As I write this two days later, the pump is now cycling every 20-25 minutes for about 5 seconds. So don't let anyone tell you that cedar doesn't swell.
Prettiest Girl at the Dance

There are still a gajillion things to do and adjustments to make, but that will always be the case. 

For right now, I am just enjoying the moment. 


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