Friday, June 27, 2008

Daddy's Little Sailor!

(even wearing dad's hat!)

Thursday, June 26, 2008


OK, so the boat is in the water, but we thought we had a leak. Well we do, and this is the leak:

It has a crak in it and whenever it runs it sprays water all over the cabin.

We will be pulling the boat out, then deciding what to do....

Darn :-(

Monday, June 9, 2008

Happy Anniversary Hon!

Eric & I have been married 18 years today! My gift to him is this blog redesigned. Hope it isn't too sissy looking!
I even made you your own signature!


Saturday, June 7, 2008

Pics from the launch

It was a long day. I could tell you all about it, but you probably have done the same things yourself. There are a thousand deatail to look after. There are Three very spacific screws needed to put the furler back together, and all three of them were in a differnt location, I am shocked we found them in a few minutes, let alone found them at all. But you have done stuff like that.

Here are the pics from the day, not all of them, but enough to tell the story witout words. Clicking on the pics will show them full size. There is even some video further down.

But First a harty meal!

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Just after launch

sorting out lines

Just before the launch I was sorting out some lines.

Climbing on

After this, I remembered that you could just step over the live lines....

It was nice that my son got it all on camera...

It's In the water.

I am writting up the event. but here are some quick shots of it going in.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Getting Ready

June 4th is the launch date, so we are getting ready today. The grand kids have just 1 and a half hours of school today. When they get home we will run to Wal-Mart for an oil change and pick up snacks for the trip.

We are packing up "esentials" for the launch. I wonder where our priorities are as some of the esentials include a PSP and a Laptop. Well at least the laptop will be set up as a chart plotter using Sea Clear II free chartplotting software. Somebody should complile that code for use on a Macintosh now that all macs are using the X86 Chipset. the PSP is to keep the 9 year old occupied while we are doing things during the launch that a 9 year old should not be involved in. One of those things is oporating the Boom Crane, though I am sure he thinks he could handle it.

The 15 year old got a new digital camera for his birthday this year and is tasked with documenting the whole process through pictures.

We will be driving up from champaign Illinois to Winnebago Illinois, about three hours, and then taking 10 years worth of accumulated stuff off of the boat. We will pack only what is needed for the launch this afternoon and head out for Mckinley Harbor, Milwaukee Wisconson early Wednesday morning.

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