Friday, November 4, 2016

Launched!

Autarkia is in the water!

I will do a more detailed post over the weekend but I'm too bagged right now for the task.  But here are a couple of pics and a link to some video to get the gist of the day.  It all went very well; Simple ceremony, libations and good cheer.  I am a grateful man today!





Rosebud in the foreground, and her new little (big) sister Autarkia over yonder...

11 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your success, now the bylaw guys can't harass you any more

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    1. Thanks Dennis! The atmosphere in the harbour is going to work wonders for us in terms of working on Autarkia without external pressure, and with the support and friendship of kindred souls.

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  2. congrats. A beautiful piece of craftsmanship! Enjoy!

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  3. Fantastic! I've really been enjoying your build.

    Best wishes from Virginia,

    SKIP

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  4. Seeing that boat on the water really fills me with happiness ... and admiration ... for the wonderful job you've done and the nonsense you had to persevere through. Just don't have the right words at the moment.

    Fantastic and congratulations on reaching that largest of milestones in the life of the boat and in your journey toward greater independence.

    I'll look forward to more when you're rested up,

    Yoda

    P.S. - Guess I found some words after all ;-)

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    1. Thanks Yoda! Kind words that mean a lot! My son Nathan took some really great photos (he's pro) so I'll be using them in an upcoming photo essay..

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  5. I'm very pleased to see your beautiful creation in the water. I wish you fair winds and following seas

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    1. Thank-you Gary. The real fun starts now...

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  6. Congratulations from us in the UK too. My heart lifted when the first header of the website showed her afloat.

    She looks beautiful!

    Well done all.

    Jon
    www.sailing-free.co.uk

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