Grapeview Point Boat Works

81 E Grapeview Point Rd + Allyn, WA 98524 + 360-277-9015 + boat_works@yahoo.com

Building a Glued Lapstrake Caledonia Yawl

Page 18: The Launch of the Caledonia Yawl "Freya"

Finally she was ready to be launched.

Freya and her builder, Tom Regan
Freya and her builder, Tom Regan
Nadine and Freya
Nadine and Freya

The new owners and various friends and family showed up to help launch "Freya". It was a typical Northwest spring day, that is to say it was rainy. That didn't stop the crowd from getting Freya safely launched.

Lining up the trailer with the launch ramp
Lining up the trailer with the launch ramp

It took a little doing to get Freya lined up with our narrow ramp, which is barely wider than the trailer.

Everybody helps control the descent down the ramp
Controlling the descent down the ramp

Fortunately, there were enough people on hand to control the descent down the ramp, as it was wet and slippery.

A little champagne to christen Freya
A little champagne to christen Freya

Tom gives a little champagne to Freya, and then some to Neptune for calm seas and gentle winds.

Almost to the water
Almost to the water

Unfortunately, the weather precluded raising her sails and letting her go with the wind. That would be saved for another day!




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