I took these yesterday on my bike ride to show the very fickle personality of the Neuse River Sky.
Doesn't her deck look gorgeous? That's all Adam's hard work.
Fabulous weather at Sailcraft boded well for the launch. See the two fellows up on that boat? They watched the whole thing. Boats both large and small are launched all day long at Sailcraft.
Here she comes! Paul Wells with Triton Yachts did a great job of bringing her over. He's such a nice guy.
Interestingly enough, when we arrived this white boat (below) was in the sling. It's new owner was trying to get it out of the water, onto a trailer. Adam recognized the boat -- it was a free boat about 3 years ago when he was first looking for a free boat. It's sat sadly in a marina, neglected, for 5 o 6 years. We passed on that boat because our boat, a Cape Dory Typhoon, is quite desirable. And now that Adam has done such good work refurbishing her, she's worth a bit of money.
The Nocturne in the sling, lowering into the water:
He fiddled with his motor a bit ...
And took off into Whittaker Creek!
I drove out to the little marina where our boat lives, and met him there. She looked happy back in her home. The next day, after a heavy rainstorm, Adam and the girls checked on her. Before her redo, Nocturne tended to leak, and the cabin would be wet after a rainstorm. Not now! Adam happily announced that the cabin was dry.