Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Launch Day !!!

After 5 longs days of graft Magnum now has a clean bottom and a fresh coat of anti foul, She has also been polished and has new goodies bolted onto the transom.
As always a quick lift and paint ended up with more money being spent as I discovered a chunk had been taken out of one of the prop blades. A new replacement was quickly dispatched from Kiwi props but unfortunately they sent a RH blade and Magnum need LH !!! Kiwi props came up trumps by couriering a new blade to me overnight and rectified  the mistake by including a spare blade free. Good customer service.

This evening is Abbie's  birthday so hot choc and cake after work. Then we will need to move Magnum from the waiting pontoon back home, in the dark ! Still makes me nervous parking in the dark, always worse in a marina where there is so much shore light.

Next step is to clean the interior and start to figure out how our worldly possessions from a 3 bed house will fit into a 36ft boat.