The big days for our little boat keep rolling in. Today we splashed her at her new summer home, North Shore Marina in Grand Haven.
The marina staff used a modified fork lift that is typically used for their "in and out" service to lift the boat off the trailer and set her gently down in the water. Even though the staff knew exactly what they were doing, I was still quite nervous as I watched the boat lift from the trailer and be set into the water.
I was also nervous after the hull hit the water. Would it keep the water on the outside where it belongs? Or did I miss some hidden spot on the hull where water could get inside? Will the swingbolt for the centerboard be water tight? Time will tell.
Anyway, here are a few pictures (courtesy of my mom):
And finally, resting peacefully in her slip: