Saturday, October 10, 2009

Best Laid Plans...


I think the photos say it all, it is unlikely "So True" will launch this weekend. There didn't seem to be much point putting the boat on the trailer to do the final rigging in the unseasonable weather. Perhaps, if the weather returns to normal ( daily highs of 12 , no snow, cool, but sailable) there is a possibility of christening the boat next weekend. If not, I will have to be content with putting her on the trailer, completing the rigging, storing her under a tarp for the winter, and then impatiently waiting until spring to put her on the water. The video is a quick walkaround of officially, the first finished Pocketship besides the prototype. Maybe with some luck, she will still be the first one in the water.

video

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lindo barco. Parabéns !

Fernando Barcellos
cellostec@yahoo.com.br

Porto Alegre - Brasil

Trev said...

Looks fantastic. Too bad about the Winterpeg weather. Wish I was there to go for a sail!

Anonymous said...

So True is looking very beautiful, and will be fabulous come better weather. What a shame that the flurries became something heavier.

It is a fantastic achievement for your months of hard work. Thank you for sharing.

Linsey Taylor, Nr Thames, UK

Dave C. said...

Thanks for all the compliments. Turns out it was a record snowfall for this time of year (10cm) and the temperatures are 10 degrees below normal. The snow has mostly disappeared and temperatures may approach normal this coming weekend so getting So True into the water is not totally out of the question.

Trev said...

Maybe you should've glassed some kevlar in to the hull for improved ice-breaking.

Hope you get it on the water soon.

Steve said...

What an achievement! It is hard to believe that was once a pile of wood.

and the SNOW!