Launching Penny

While we dream of adventures on Kinship we also have Penny to prepare for the sailing season and to prepare her for sale.  We did a lot of systems work over the last 2 years so this spring we only had cosmetic issues to look after, the most important was replacing slides for the companionway hatch.  The teak rails had spilt and were not repairable.  Peter at Holland Marine made some new rails for us and we installed and varnished them, along with revarnishing the other brightwork on the boat.  The winter in Ottawa was long and very cold and spring was slow and steady.  We ended up having to wait for the week before launch to get the varnish done as we needed 3 days with no rain and warmish daytime temperatures.  Cleaning, polishing and bottom paint done she was ready to go in the water.

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Launch day at NSC is a great sight, boats flying through the air, the boat in the foreground is Water Music.

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Penny hits the water…

2015-05-02 13.00.29Penny is now at her slip, the mast is up. The mast will be tuned, the sails rigged and we will be ready for racing with the women’s team on Mondays.