Safe In The Harbour at last!

By | November 9, 2013

Here’s some pics … (video soon … when we catch our breath!)

Shortly after 6 pm Thursday 7/11/13, Bossa Nova was launched.  What a journey.  The weather was kind, our last-minute helpers out in full force (thankyou John, Tim, Tony and Chris) and Mick our crane drive gently lowered Bossa Nova in to the water for the very first time.  Neville and Tony checked what needed checking below, the launch trolleys were pulled in and the motors gently thrust in to reverse … ha!  Just to add a bit of spice to the proceedings, Neville found that the throttles were fitted around the wrong way.  So with his brain in ‘reverse’ Neville managed extremely well to dock Bossa Nova smoothly.  AND THEN the champagne flowed!

(Our mast and rig will be fitted this coming week.)

One thought on “Safe In The Harbour at last!

  1. Mike Bruce

    Well done, again! What a novel way of launching. Do you keep the trolleys so that in 2 or 3 years you can be pulled out for bottom cleaning?

    Mike

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