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Monday, June 29, 2009

Launching LightSpeed


LightSpeed in the slings of the travel lift and ready to "Splash".

Kathy very excited to be getting out of the boat yard. Me too!

After a grueling week of living aboard in the boatyard we finally reached the finish line and splashed the boat! A major milestone as "LightSpeed" is now floating and ready to take us on some major adventures.

Boatyard life is tough.

First off the boat yard is dirty. That would be air, water, soil and worst of all the bathrooms. All this dirtiness translates into a dirty boat. Dirt and boats just don't mix. Grinding grime into the decks and finely finished varnished floors is NOT ok. Imagine for a moment a carcinogenic cocktail of biocide bottom paint, fiberglass, rust, oil and heavy metals mixed with tropical downpours that you get to wade through after you just took a shower.

Second it is HOT here. Think of Robin Williams in "Good morning Vietnam" as paraphrased here:

"The weather out there today is hot and shitty with continued hot and shitty in the afternoon. Tomorrow a chance of continued crappy with a pissy weather front coming down from the north. Basically, it's hotter than a snake's ass in a wagon rut."


Yes, we are glad to be out of the boat yard.

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