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Sent: Thursday, November 22, 2007 3:21 PM
Subject: Day 1 - at the dock - still securing the hull - on a rainy
day - covered over - with a dramatic low tide lean
It's now raining steadily here - and I've had to
cover the open cockpit area with a large sail section - I had erected the ss
posts for the roof to go back up - when the rain set in - and I couldn't
get it up in time. So perhaps later when I can get some help - or
maybe even the crane that has been just loaded onto a barge alongside - to
go out and raise/salvage a '40' yacht - that has sunk in the bay - apparently
from poor hull fittings flooding.
I've put some more wall plates on inside - just to
make everything is super secure - but it's not going anywhere - now it's locked
in to all the guide plates and sealed.
It's dead low tide here and we are now well
and truly sitting on the bottom - probably partly buried - with more than 5'
more of the front of the yacht - up out of the water - and we've got a distinct
'uphill' look to the inside of the yacht - it should do us no harm - and the
yacht is sitting quite firmly between the rope tyre fenders either
It has already been mentioned that the yacht has no
mast - although masts are not put on until 'anytime' AFTER the yacht is launched
(from 1 hour to never) depending on your finances. And I have
already pointed out before - that I have a complete set of sails - in huge bags
- now on the deck - but DO NOT have a mast ffor the yacht - because I cannot
afford one. I will just have to see what transpires over time - but
the yacht is still capable of motoring - for thousands of miles under
power. So if anyone out there has a huge mast 95' high - with a 35'
boom - for free - then just let me - and
I'll be right around to get it.
I'll carry on inside - cleaning up - MY GOD !! -
there's even big bushy Gum tree branches in the bathroom - and the rest of the
yacht looks like Cyclone Tracey hit it. This area upstairs is about
the cleanest it's ever been - and Penny is once again sound asleep on the
leather sofa chair behind me - and we all know how much she hates
Here are a couple of snaps - I don't have the
lifting - because I gave the full card to Chris to download - and he will bring
me the photos tomorrow.