I did it.. Bo Jest launched

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Island girl
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I did it.. Bo Jest launched

Postby Island girl » Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:17 am

Splash goes the ISLAND GIRL....

After couple of years of hard work, planing, pondering, backaches, sore muscles and great deal of fun and satisfaction, reward at last. My Bo Jest was launched. Looks great... Need to finish a couple of details (cabin top and running lights) but she is home, sits right on the lines and looks just fine. Lots of compliments and comments from neighbors.
Did not do sea trials yet until all the details are done. That way they will get done..

A couple of pics are attached, more to follow...
Ciao,
Sam
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Re: I did it.. Bo Jest launched

Postby fergal butler » Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:27 am

WOW where did she come from.Image

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Re: I did it.. Bo Jest launched

Postby DaveLott » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:52 am

Loving it. And really like the launch method :D . But we need to see some more pics
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Re: I did it.. Bo Jest launched

Postby vupilot » Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:01 am

Congrats! Very cool boat. Seeing it suspended by the crane must of been nerve wracking!

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Re: I did it.. Bo Jest launched

Postby jprice » Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:21 am

Very nice!
Although that second pic has a decent "pucker factor" to it. I would have been quite nervous watching her hang there. :shock:

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Re: I did it.. Bo Jest launched

Postby Island girl » Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:31 am

My heart skipped a beat (or two)... But I had confidence since I watched the same crane lift several old fashioned woody boats, approx. same length but much heavier I'm sure... But all is well that ends well..

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Re: I did it.. Bo Jest launched

Postby Roberta » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:26 am

Congrats!!!!

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: I did it.. Bo Jest launched

Postby jeffh » Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:14 pm

Congratulations on your launch. The truck ride was probably a little scary! I really like the wood trim below the sheer or is that actually a coaming.
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Re: I did it.. Bo Jest launched

Postby Island girl » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:53 pm

The coaming was efficient use of leftover wood slats from teak doors I acquired at one time. Used similar materials for bow sprit (more like a landing platform). Wanted a stable place to land when boarding thus the shape...
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Re: I did it.. Bo Jest launched

Postby leakcheck » Sun Jul 15, 2012 8:24 pm

Wow, would love to see more pics of it underway!

I am nervous just looking at that boat hanging in mid-air!! :shock:

Great job! Enjoy!

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Re: I did it.. Bo Jest launched

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:36 pm

That is really nice Island Girl! I don't recall seeing a Bo Jest with an open pilot house--it looks nice. Thanks for posting!

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Re: I did it.. Bo Jest launched

Postby r-e-d-e-2 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:54 pm

Great work, I am sure you are going to be working feverishly to get it done and do sea trials.

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Re: I did it.. Bo Jest launched

Postby johnndeanna » Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:39 am

That looks really nice. I am especially fond of the open cockpit look. Gives me visions of a nice convertible top that sit along the transom and the can cover the entire cockpit. A bit of engineering but would look fabulous and gets you out of the sun when needed. Boat looks stellar.

John

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Re: I did it.. Bo Jest launched

Postby Andy Garrett » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:14 pm

Nice boat! I love the whites with the natural wood tones, looks fantastic!

Croatia is on my short-list of future vacation destinations. :D
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