Posted by: Alan Richards | January 2, 2011

Launching Day – Day 620 – whoo hoo!

We worked up to the last hour.  The weather could not have been better.  A good turn out of friends.  The launch ceremony went well with accompanying music on the trumpet.  Although I was distracted by a minor leak, a centerboard that would not go fully down and some needed adjustments to the rigging, all not very seamanlike,  it was fun to get the feel of Annie, how she sails, and rows and where best to sit to get the weight distribution right.

I later identified the source of the leak, it was a cover I forgot to put on where the centerboard pivot goes through the centerboard case.

It was a great day.






    and thank you for taking time for sharing it with your family over here.

    What an exciting week you are having xxxxx M.R.

  2. Beautiful! Congratulations;you are an inspiration. My Pennie Fee is almost planked up! JOHN

    • John
      best wishes for your project moving on swiftly!


  3. Alan, big day, congratulations, she’s lovely!

  4. Congrats!!! Sorry we missed it!!! 🙂

  5. A very remarkable effort, and a wonderful outcome! I hope Annie has given back to you what you have put into her. ChrisH

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