Tardis is Home!

June 8, 2017

I got a call this morning from Atlantic Outboard:  “Your boat is done.  We can put her in this afternoon.”  So out went the “new” plan.   It being a decent day and with everything running well, after a short shakedown and some instruction from the Atlantic folks, off John and I went from Westbrook to Guilford Yacht Club, a distance of about 12 nm.

More pictures and a description of the trip tomorrow, but in general the boat ran beautifully in two foot following seas, and we hit 18.5 knots wide open.  She seems really comfortable at 12-13 knots, but I think we are burning fuel at a pretty good rate going that fast.

Totally dry bilges — a new experience for me on a wooden boat.

I am really tired.

 

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7 comments on “Tardis is Home!

  1. Dave Christensen
    June 8, 2017 at 9:34 pm #

    Congratulations! Looks great!

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  2. Denny
    June 8, 2017 at 10:57 pm #

    Congratulations. She looks great finally in the water.

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  3. Pat Harris
    June 9, 2017 at 6:35 am #

    She makes the Hinkley in the background look rather “common”.
    Nicely done, Paul.

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  4. Jim Favors
    June 9, 2017 at 7:31 am #

    I’ve been waiting for this day with about as much anticipation as you Paul, nicely done. Congratulations on a successful launch and of John’s graduation.

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  5. davidcalloway
    June 9, 2017 at 10:41 am #

    Kudos, man, kudos. I look forward to tales of your adventures.

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  6. jopalenchar
    June 9, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

    Paul–Beautiful job and congratulations!!! One “journey’ has finally ended (how many hours total?) and now a wonderful new journey has begun! Cheers and safe going!

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  7. walt chandler
    June 9, 2017 at 5:03 pm #

    I love it! I have followed you from day one. Congrats!
    Don’t run that motor at WOT again until the first 10 hours.

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