Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Some Thanks as Launch Nears

Yesterday Autarkia passed a successful survey indicating her seaworthiness and suitability to launch at her present state of completion.  A big thanks to Capt. Don Rose of Rose Marine! That is a requirement to be in the harbour here, as well as needing insurance too.   Also a belated thanks to blog follower Jeff who came by the other day to help mount the motor.  And another thank-you to harbour manager Bick for finding a way to shoe-horn us in over the winter.  Nice to have so many friends helping out!

And I would never have had the motivation for such a project without the support and encouragement of the many people I have met online!  Thanks to you all!


4 comments:

  1. So MANY rules.
    As I've said before I was a trucker.
    Truckers that I've talked to who have been there say that BC means Bring Cash.
    It sure sounds like it.

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    1. Well insurance and a survey showing that the boat isn't a hazard to other boats in the harbour isn't a bad idea. You wouldn't need either here if you did not use the harbour.

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  2. Fatty Goodlander has a new book out all about creative anchoring strategies...... prompted by a huge increase globally in restrictive and costly harbor rules, regs, and fees. His strategy basically is be ready to anchor outside the harbor and move when needed quickly.

    You're work and good documentation online is inspirational to what is really a pretty small community of sailing nerds who love shoal draft (and the wonderful things it allows), chinese lugsail rigs, plywood boatbuilding, self sufficiency, etc.. A pleasure to watch it all unfold for you. One illusory item re your site: you make it look so easy! Another post appears with the end results and only folks who have boat built before know what a shitpot of work went into making that stuff actually happen. It will be good to see it floating. Really gonna be cool to see how she sails.

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    1. Thanks Robert! I do have some stage fright as far as sailing performance goes. That said, I'm happy if she moves along with the wind - period. I'm done with time constraints :-)

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