Monday, 26 April 2010
Cookie is afloat once again!
Last Friday 23rd April, Cookie was launched into the River Exe and is now happily tied to her new mooring off Lympstone. It was a neap tide so wasn't coming anywhere near where Cookie rested on the slipway. I slapped another wheel on the rickety trolly and with the help of Sailing Club members at hand, we lifted the stbd hull onto the trolley, then lifted the port hull and pushed Cookie sideways into the brook channel. Wooohooo!! She always comes alive when she hits the water!! I followed her in and came within 2 inches of wallet and phone as I sank in the mud!!!!!
Thanks again to Alan Dixon who gave us a tow out of the shallow and narrow channel to the mooring. A quick check below to see if any water was coming in proved all is OK. It's a first for Cookie to have a thru-hull fitting and now something else for me to worry about!!