Launch Day

Tranona

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Well, the day arrived with a good forecast. Last jobs of fitting the FlexoFold and Stripper on monday and collecting the sails from Kemps who added UV strips and recut the luff of the jib.

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Leaving Osmotech's shed on the Hamble Point transporter

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Leg and prop

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Hanging in slings waiting for the AF on the bottom of keel to dry and driver to have tea break!

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Rest of family waiting patiently

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Going down. Nowhere near as romantic as sliding down greased ways hoping there is enough water to float.

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Exiting the pit

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Ready for mast

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Motoring off to Swanwick.

Week of finishing off and sea trials next Friday then hopefully straight back to Poole.
 
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... and the name of the boat is ...

After 3 months' deliberations....Symphony II (replacing Symphony) Just about to order the graphics - if I can get agreement to the font. Whittled down to choice of 13 out of the 50 on offer so nearly there.
 

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After 3 months' deliberations....Symphony II (replacing Symphony) Just about to order the graphics - if I can get agreement to the font. Whittled down to choice of 13 out of the 50 on offer so nearly there.

Any good graphic companies you'd especially recommend?
 

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If you're having heating fitted, make sure they don't fit the pickup pipe into the top of the plastic fuel tank - it's likely to leak. Don't ask how I know!

Before you take it away, get the dealer to show you exactly where the main wiring runs are, eg NMEA2000 backbone, mast connections, VHF antenna, etc. It will save you lots of time in the future.
 
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