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The seed of adventure has been sown.

The goal is to take this boat on a trip that no other Wharram boat has taken.
From Great Slave Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories up the MacKenzie River to the Beafort Sea
and westward to the Bering Sea and south to the inside passage on the Alaska and British Columbia coast.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Tomorrow I head down to Oakland California. I'm really excited to see Beat and Beatriz's Tiki 38, Aluna. I'm going down to help them with final assembly and the launch which is scheduled for this coming Sunday September 21st. It should be something of a launch party so show up if you are in the Bay Area.

Here's what Beat wrote today about the launch in an email
"Hi all!
Things are starting to fall in place for the big day. Here's the details:
Saturday has been set aside for prep work. Aluna will be put on wheels and lined up at the gate next to San Leandro Marina's Wes McLure Public Boat Launching Ramp, ready to burst out first thing Sunday morning. She will move slowly during the day, making sure we create minimal interference with the busy Sunday traffic on the ramp. Towards the afternoon things usually start to slow down and high tide is at 5:12pm. This is the ideal time for the splashing so down the ramp we go.
In the meantime the festivities will be ongoing all day Sunday. In the morning we will reserve a group of tables across the little inlet at the ramp, with a perfect view of the events. The location there is Marina Park. You exit 880 at Marina Blvd West, go straight down Marina Blvd, make sure you wave a friendly smile to our friends house at 2091, where Aluna was nurtured to life over the last four and a half years, once you get to the Bay, Marina Blvd turns left and becomes Monarch Bay Drive. Go through three stop signs, the last of which is Fairway Dr leaving your left. Turn right into the parking lot immediately to you right and you will find us there!"

The link to the website about Luna is: http://web.mac.com/mobeyprod/iWeb/Alunatheboat/Welcome.html

If you have a small boat like an inflatable with an outboard and can act as a tug/safety tender on Sunday that would be cool. You can call me at 206-619-1143 if you can help.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Tom, great meeting you over the weekend at Beat's boat. I've seen some of the launch pictures and the video and Mario tells me you guys even took it out for a sail on Sunday too! Sorry I missed that.


3:46 PM  

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