We Have Splash Down

8 Nov

The mist hung on the sailboat masts like cobwebs….

…the sun was just trying to break through the morning haze…it was a perfect day for a ‘splash down’…

So we tried it again…

Up she goes again…

…over to the water…

…into the water…

…no leaks so far…

…Billy Jacks gets the tug (Bushranger can’t run under her own power yet)…

…and gives Bushranger a friendly nudge (note the proud Captain up front)…

…into the covered slip…

…her new ‘home sweet home’…

…slip # E40…

…at the moment, her bilge is bone dry. Does Boyd look happy, or what!?!

 

22 Responses to “We Have Splash Down”

  1. Bill Martin November 8, 2012 at 11:12 #

    Hearty congratulations on getting Bushranger into the water! A wonderful documentary of the event and a fantastic retirement project. When do you sail on the “loop.?” Bill and Dumi

    • Mrs Bushranger November 8, 2012 at 11:28 #

      Thanks, Bill. We’re still a long way from starting our loop adventure. We’re taking 2 months off over the holiday to spend time with family, then we need to start hooking up all the systems (electrics, fuel, etc.). …but, today, we are soooo much closer than we were yesterday! Love to Dumi

  2. Kathy & Garth November 8, 2012 at 11:44 #

    YEAH Bushranger!! Welcome to the waterways, it is a ton more interesting than being on the hard.

    • Mrs Bushranger November 8, 2012 at 14:13 #

      So true! ….feels funny with the floor gently moving back and forth…but, no worries, I’m sure I’ll get used to it.

  3. Matt and Faye November 8, 2012 at 13:54 #

    Woohoo! Well done you two

    • Mrs Bushranger November 8, 2012 at 14:13 #

      woohoo woohoo!! I’m so pleased, I’m about to bust my buttons!

  4. Rod Robinson November 8, 2012 at 21:07 #

    Well done you two!! A momentous occasion! What a milestone! Fingers crossed for no leaks!

  5. Rod Robinson November 8, 2012 at 21:09 #

    ….Bushranger looks proud and handsome in the water!!

    • Mrs Bushranger November 9, 2012 at 06:27 #

      She does doesn’t she? I think she’s one of the striking boats; very traditional lines. Even though the teak is a lot of work, it’s worth.

  6. Paul Kinghorne November 9, 2012 at 00:27 #

    Congratulations and well done. An awesome effort.

    • Mrs Bushranger November 9, 2012 at 06:29 #

      Thanks, Paul! We’re getting that much closer to ‘the loop’. But, I think it’s time to take a bit of a recovery break. We’ll spend the next couple of months with family and come back refreshed.

  7. Amanda November 9, 2012 at 00:29 #

    Beautiful photos. It’s exciting to see Bushranger after the earlier photos of her former past.
    Well done: incredible effort and dedication to get to this point!

    • Mrs Bushranger November 9, 2012 at 06:30 #

      It has certainly taken us a bit longer than we thought it would. She does look beautiful, doesn’t she?

  8. Cathryn and Bob November 9, 2012 at 19:43 #

    You two are simply amazing!!! We are so pleased for you and impressed by your hard work and spectacular results! What a thrill to get Gorgeous Bushranger in the water, and she looks just grand in her slip. Huge congratulations, you two. You’ll be Looping before you know it. Hugs, Cathryn and Bob

    • Mrs Bushranger November 9, 2012 at 21:26 #

      Thanks guys. It’s been an interesting time so far….and we’re not quite ready to set sail; but we hope to see you on the loop sometime next year. xxoo

  9. Robyn and Howard Furness November 9, 2012 at 21:43 #

    Congratulations! Your patience is rewarded!

    Love Rob and Howie xxx

    • Mrs Bushranger November 10, 2012 at 11:07 #

      Patience or hardheadedness, whatever you want to call it, has gotten us this far. Now what we need is for Bushranger to figure out how to travel under her own steam (we’ll figure that out in January). xxoo

  10. jdepodwin November 10, 2012 at 10:13 #

    He sure does! Now on to bigger and better things…and a well-deserved vacation as well.

  11. carolyn depodwin March 11, 2013 at 09:39 #

    cONGRATULTIONS!!? I have b even disconnected for a long time and am thrilled such progress. U will soon be on ur way! love Carolyn

    Sent from my iPad

    • Mrs Bushranger March 11, 2013 at 15:04 #

      Hi Carolyn. It’s so great to hear from you! We’re in the process of aligning the engine…then we have to do the electronics,…then the fuel system,…then the galley…so I think it’s going to be a while yet.

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