Peter Bromwich


The Launch - Our First Wedding Anniversary


 

Sun, July 01, 2012

 

Disasters aside, today is the day. The weather looked murky but who cares, the launch is set for 12.00. Its about 1/4 mile to the canal but it seemed a lot longer when carrying the canoe.

the journey to the canal the journey to the canal the journey to the canal the journey to the canal the journey to the canal the journey to the canal

Gently does it, Diane complete with Squaw feathers and me with my Davy Crockett hat!

In she goes In she goes In she goes

The moment of truth...she floats, break out the champers!

popping the cork oops, its hit the other side of the canal Some champers for the boat Some champers for us

At this point Matt was playing the theme tune for Hawaii-5-0 followed by Titanic and Jaws as we paddled up and down the canal

our first paddle in our feathers and hat our first paddle in our feathers and hat our first paddle in our feathers and hat our first paddle in our feathers and hat

Chris and Diane have a paddle so I can assess see what she looks like in the water. I am in love! She looks fantastic on the water, and the boat looks quite nice as well!

first paddle with Chris first paddle with Chris

She is quite wobbly but is very responsive to steering and moves faster than the boats we hired in Devizes. The book warned me of this and I am sure we will get used to the her.

Interesting, I wonder how much they would pay me to take it away...we have the technology, we can rebuilt it!

the wreck

Brilliant day, it all worked and nobody got wet!

last of the champers

Last of the champers before the long haul home, we must find an easier way next time.

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Useful links

 

In the boat shed, Gavin Atkin

www.intheboatshet.net

 

Lyme regis boat building academy

www.boatbuildingacademy.com

 

Permagrit tools

www.permagit.com

 

Fyne boats - where i got the kit from

www.fyneboatkits.co.uk

 

Boat building video

www.jollygoodtv.co.uk/

 

Axminster wood working tools

www.axminster.co.uk/