"Good water, good life; poor water, poor life; no water, no life" Sir Peter Blake

Friday, February 24, 2012

Mazuran's Launching Day!

Wow, we have actually made it!  Mazuran's launching day was absolutely PERFECT!

Craig and I didn't sleep that night, we were awake so decided to go to the boat at 3:30am and watch her being  moved down the road.  When we woke the kids up their first words were "is the truck taking the boat Mummy?" so they knew exactly what was going on.  We were thinking they were going to go back to sleep again once in the van, but no, they wanted to watch the boat moving on the truck!

Moving Mazuran from my the front lawn of my parents place - they can finally see the front garden they planted over 3 years ago!

 Excuse me,...coming through....

 Our new home, ready for transportation at 4am

Hi-ab lifting in the starboard centreboard.

Our wonderful helpers, John Hughes, Dave Blair and Alan Yardley - Thank you to you all!  You were amazing!

 Mazuran's chief crew - ready for the BIG day!

 Standing the rig - always a nerve wracking thing to watch!

 Dave Blair and Craig putting on the forestays

 Craig putting the sidestays together

  Mazuran ready to go down the ramp

My amazing Mum and I shortly before Mazuran takes the plunge

Her first touch of water

 A perfect TEAM!  Craig and I celebrate all our hard work together!

 A very SURREAL feeling - we made it!

 My Dad and step mum Jackie, enjoying a good laugh from the camera man!.. you are SO FUNNY Craig!

 We are very grateful to have such wonderful friends and family, enjoying a perfect evening! (what's wrong with a holey biminy?? haha!)

 Waterline is somewhat down in the stern... and a glorious rainbow joined the festivites!

 Our first sunset aboard Mazuran

It was the perfect Launching Day.  We reckon we couldn't have asked for anything more.. it was totally surreal.  Everyone helped out where they could, and we cannot thank you all enough for all the effort and time you have put into helping us.  It was truely wonderful to see you all, and look forward to having many more adventures with you in the future!

A special mention to my mum Eileen and step dad, Alan, who have put up with us for over 3.5 years having a huge boat on their front lawn, and opening their home (and shed) to us with warmth and understanding on our huge project.  It is so very much appreciated, and we cannot thank you enough for your amazing generosity.

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