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Dec 2002 – The boat arrives safely home at Springwood in the Blue Mountains  (a long way from the water).

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I thought an electric motor would be the best way to go, but it only gave me 2 hours of power before the 3 batteries ran out of oomph. It did work well in those 2 hours.

Jan 2003 - starting to do the rigging. I do love the look of a gaff.

Jan 2003 – starting to do the rigging. I do love the look of a gaff.

The staysail and jib.

The staysail and jib.

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Looking good with all sails up.

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Feb 2003 – a bit of varnished trim adds to the charm.

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Hand made fitting for the side stays.

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These work well and look great too.

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Almost ready for sailing. (The tiller is upside down at this stage – it seems to look good either way)

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Feb 2003- Away we go to the initial launching.

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