USA Hazardous Building Project - April, 2016 Update
I idly looked at the blog yesterday, saw the last post was 2015 and thought, oh dear, Julio got distracted, other priorities must have taken over, maybe his situations changed. What a shame. ...how fantastic it is to see this post today. She looks great, you must be very proud.
She looks lovely Julio. Would be fantastic if at some stage you could get her to uk and let us see her in the flesh. How about Salcombe 2017
Julio, I finally ordered my kit after I got a house with a garage! Start my build in May! Will be using your blog as inspiration!
Julio, she is looking lovely... but ....fenders?! (see pics) I have never seen that on a MR before.......!! I guess after all that work you don't want her getting scratched? Brilliant job.. much Kudos.
Hello Andy, thank you for following my progress along the way. The blog now has in excess of 31k visits from over 40 countries in 5 continents since I started. Not a record but hopefully it will generate more interest. I agree it takes some time to find the groove and look forward to learning how to fine tune her and make sure she's up to the task. I need to learn how to sail her well. I'll be taking her out again very soon. Alan -hi!, Those are Rum and Whiskey containers... yes I knew I'd get in trouble for posting those photos of Pícara with fenders. My bad. First-timer jitters, I guess. I know I don't need them now. It was just a precautionary measure since I went alone to launch the boat. I was going to launch from a concrete boat ramp and it had boarding docks to tie the boat from while parking the Jeep and trailer. Mind I don't have a launching dolly yet. At the end, the wind shifted and I had to launch from the grassy shores, which turned out to be better. I know she'll get scratched and I expect that to happen in combat but hopefully not during launch or transportation. Ainslie,thank you! We'll be waiting now for your next updates with photos and all details of that beautiful boat you're building. Hello Stuart, thank you for yout kind words. It would've been great to have fleet boats available to look over while building my boat. I was fortunate to leverage the photos in the library and Laurie Smart's build photos of Rob Holroyd's Wicked, after which Pícara was built. That, combined with Keith Callaghan's detailed drawings/support and the help of so many in this forum, helped me complete and launch Pícara successfully. This is certainly a different journey and, if one feels the calling, one should seriously consider it. I recommend it! Cheers! Julio