Launch Day

How to avoid some common problems, including items often forgotten in the rush to launch.
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Post by Smooth Cruiser »

To kick start this forum section . . .



"Don't forget to put the bungs in!"
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"Don't forget mooring lines!" . Could get interesting (and embarrasing) at the other end.
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Tell the experts with all the conflicting advice to pull their heads in (in the most gentle of terms) and do it yourself. If you have managed to get a pile of wood and glass to the water so it floats, the rest is easy. I am not talking about sailing here, just launching.

Jim.
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Looking at the tides, the week 17-23 of this month is our likely launch window.



:D :shock:
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Post by Finally »

Yeeha!



And don't forget the pictures - plenty of pictures...



I need some inspiration as I start on my build in the next couple of weeks.



David
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So now I need it to stop raining for a while. It's been absolutely pissing down.
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Post by Finally »

Ever hear of Noah? :D



Just wait for the water to come to you :lol:
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Re: Launch Day

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Watch for mud banks in the Caboolture River. Luckily we could push ourselves off, against the outgoing tide, so the only thing hurt was my pride! :D
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It's a buggier, especially on one corner where it's shallow at the best of times. They used to have beacons that got washed away a few floods back. Going up that way in a few weeks. Where are you?
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Re: Launch Day

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Hi James
We're at Newport marina for now. Plan to move her down to the southern end of the bay in a month or so once we get a bit more work done. Mike
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