Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Ready to Bring Home

I have decided to wait on the bottom paint until just prior to launch, so Autarkia is ready to be flipped over and brought home for completion.  The boat mover, Norm from Agonic, left me some jack stands to set her on and I'm in the process of lining up the crane to do it.  Super glad to get to this point!  And isn't Lorri looking good?  She's doing so well just three weeks after the surgery!





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  1. You know, the boat stuff is nice and all, but inquiring minds have to know ... is that SNOW on the leaves in the photo over your shoulder???

    Seriously, congratulations on getting to this important stage, especially with so much on your plate recently. Your wife looks great! So happy she's doing well!

    My only surprise is that the boat doesn't look like it has anything on it, except maybe a little varnish. Wow, lots of epoxy and cloth really disappear!

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  2. Thanks Yoda. She feels better every day. I'm pretty thankful! Nope, that's not snow...everything is in bloom. I'm off to take the tarp down...crane tomorrow morning.

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  3. Indeed.... your wife has a healthy glow about her. Congrats on progress so far. SO PRETTY at this stage with golden, warm colors all shiny and such. That pic of the overall shape really points out the beam to length ratio. Looks to be keeping you in shape too.

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    1. Thanks Robert! Pretty excited about tomorrow. I'll be able to climb INTO it. I'll have to climb over the bulkheads though...can't cut those until more structure is built.

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    2. My 37 footer had flare, dory style to the sides, so when it got turned over it suddenly looked HUGE. A magical moment, of quite a few. Too bad you've got to put the SPF 2000 on now over that luscious golden wood.

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    3. I'm putting together the video and pics now for the next blog post. It all turned out fine but there was a degree of pucker factor I must admit.

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  5. The extra photos are great. I echo Robert's comments about the color of the boat. More, more, more! ;-)

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