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Ground Control to Major Tom

Well Launch day has come and my boat is in the water!!!

Everything ready for launch


Her comes the lift


Up, Up and away.


Into the drink.




Engine running great (of course this was AFTER I remembered to open the raw water seacock...)


And into her transient slip.






So she is in and floating. I climbed on while the lift was still there to look for leaks. All I saw was a few small bubbles in the bilge, nothing to be concerned about I thought. The lift left and I ran the engine for about 20 minutes all the while checking on the bilge, it was still bubbling but just a single bubble every now and then BUT there was water in the bilge, maybe a 1/4 of a cup. I put the bilge pump and float switch in place and the water level wasn't enough to trip it. The good news is that i didn't hear the pump go off at all during the day and I checked the float switch, whenever I tripped it it would turn on the pump but it didn't suck out the water as the level was too low.

When I left today the water level doesn't appear to have risen and the bilge pump is set to turn on in case it does. All in all a good day.

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Well kroze - I guess it's time to take your protein pills and put your helmet on.


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Looking good there Krozet.

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Looks good. The travel lift on the other hand has definitely seen better days due to some of the deflection from the starboard side of the slings.
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First step on a long journey to come! Congrats... Canada's calling!

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Always an exciting day...Congrats!..Im not far behind you............................................... .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................. ..................................I hope.

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Roger that Ground control..

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What kind of boat is she? I love the underwater hull shape ... of course, I'm getting more and more jealous of substantial keel what with my fin keel and spade rudder.

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dude, glad to see her hull-wet. But that name has gots ta go!
"Double pinochle" sounds like the unpleasant result of attempting to relieve oneself over the stern rail you are holding onto...twice.
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