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Ultra Pierre - BooBooToo - Launched

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:40 pm
by mmorasci
Overcast skies and a little drizzle didn't stop me from Launching the BooBooToo (aka The Clownship). After 3 1/2 years of construction We finally got wet today! Yeah!! :D A few friends stopped by to take a look, and after some friendly ribbing, and the champagne was poured (a proper christening, after-all, requires some bubbly), we went out to adjust the carburetor jets and test the engine. Didn't spend a lot of time on the water (only a couple of hours), just long enough to find everything went well. A little trim needed to get the stern down a bit, but overall a great day. Later this summer I hope to post some pic's of the Sail Rig (first have to finish the mast and some hardware).

Re: Ultra Pierre - BooBooToo - Launched

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:39 pm
by slug
Congrats on the launching! Looks like you'll have some fun with this one.

Doug

Re: Ultra Pierre - BooBooToo - Launched

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:50 pm
by Bill Edmundson
Just doesn't get a lot better! Does IT?

Bill

Re: Ultra Pierre - BooBooToo - Launched

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:13 am
by Roberta
love it!!!! Bring it to the G7 in Tennessee or are you going to the ACBS International in Coeur d Alene?

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D

Re: Ultra Pierre - BooBooToo - Launched

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:06 pm
by mmorasci
This was a fun build and I expect to continue to have a great time with the boat. This was only a start though. A milestone for completing the hull, trailer, and propulsion system. Next come the mast, boom, rigging, and sail. The immediate goal is to be ready to watch the 4th of July fireworks from the lake with the admiral which I think we're ready for. Until I complete the Sail rig, I'll be concentrating on "finishing" the build and not attending any shows (maybe next year :wink: ).

Re: Ultra Pierre - BooBooToo - Launched

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:35 pm
by mmorasci
A week later... the Mast has been completed (except for a little varnish of course :wink: ) and I spent the afternoon raising it and working through some of the rigging.
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While raising, the VHF coax pulled back out a few feet, so I'll have to take off the mast head and re-wire (that'll teach me for not attaching the connector so it couldn't pull out :( ). With the exception of the forestay, all the standing rigging is temporary just until I can sort out lengths and connection methods, then I'll rig for real. The umbrella is on a temporary mount and will be used to provide some shade on the 4th until I can finish the sails.

Mike

Re: Ultra Pierre - BooBooToo - Launched

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:57 am
by mmorasci
We made it for the overnight on the 4th.
All dressed and ready for the lake.
All dressed and ready for the lake.
Here's home for the night
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and the spot to watch the fireworks. The admiralty was in agreement that the boat handled just beautifully and we had a great time. She was even in agreement that a list should be begun to capture those little nagging items to fix/include for next time. I didn't get a dinghy so no pic's of the boat from a distance yet. Hope you all had a happy Independence Day.

Mike

Re: Ultra Pierre - BooBooToo - Launched

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:33 am
by mrintense
That had to be a cool way to celebrate!

A good way to enjoy the boat before it's actually ready to use. One of the biggest challenges I have is waiting to use my boat as I build her. I'm at least a year away before I'll even have a floatable hull, but I daydream constantly about being on the lake. I can't tell you the number of times I have considered and rejected the idea of buying a used boat to get me through this waiting.

Your boat is looking cool and quite festive. Good job!

Re: Ultra Pierre - BooBooToo - Launched

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:40 am
by Gayle Brantuk
Congratulations Mike! Sounds like a wonderful way to enjoy your new boat...

Re: Ultra Pierre - BooBooToo - Launched

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:13 pm
by mmorasci
It was a great way to celebrate the build and launch. All I can offer mrintense, is to keep plugging away, there were times when I wasn't sure I'd ever get the BooBooToo launched, but a little progress every day and you'll get there too :D

A friend was on the water and took this pic. (he just sent it to me). It's one of the few I have of the boat showing it from a distance.
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I am currently looking at dinghy designs to go with (and I'm not even finished with this build yet :? ) so I can get to shore without swimming. I guess I've got the building bug pretty bad.

Mike