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Old 06-14-2017, 08:40 AM   #1
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Launch Day 2017

Here in Maine we haul our boats out in the Fall and the relaunch in the Spring. Yesterday was THE DAY for my 1936 wooden cruiser Tortuga. Since Tortuga is a woodie I repaint the boat every year and varnish the mahogany cabin house. The boat is launched with a hydraulic trailer. You can see this year's launch in the video.


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Old 06-14-2017, 09:28 AM   #2
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Thank you for sharing your video; I enjoyed it. That was a brilliant idea to soak the bilge before launch.

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Old 06-14-2017, 09:54 AM   #3
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Thanks for sharing. I've always admired your boat and your work on her , beautiful. Sailboat looks nice also .
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Old 06-14-2017, 12:31 PM   #4
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Beautiful vessel! She looks well-loved.

Thanks for posting the video.
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Old 06-14-2017, 02:00 PM   #5
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Interesting comment about swelling the planks by filling the inside with water. I was going to ask how you launch her from a trailer without swelling, but you ended up addressing it later in the video.

That is a cool idea. Beautiful boat.
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Old 06-14-2017, 02:40 PM   #6
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Beautiful boat-great job-BUT you have the wrong anchor
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Old 06-14-2017, 09:10 PM   #7
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Congrats! Great little video snippet of one of my favorite places (not to mention a great one of a kind boat). Can't wait to spend my annual couple weeks there in August. Say hi if you happen to notice a former lobster boat named Pine Knot.
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Old 06-14-2017, 09:24 PM   #8
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Congratulations, hope you will enjoy her every minutes

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Old 06-14-2017, 09:54 PM   #9
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Really enjoyed the video. Great looking boat! I can tell you put lots of love and work into her.

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