An encouragement that we used with Seahorse Marine, the folks who built Alpenglow, to get our boat finished expeditiously was our willingness to make it available for the Lake Union floating boat display portion of the Seattle Boat Show (January 29 to February 6). It also gave us a good deadline to get the boat cleaned up.
While at Seaview East Boatyard we pretty much reassembled the boat, repaired a few things that cropped since the boat left China, and cleaned up lots of dirt and grime (both inside and out).
The photo to the left shows how masts are typically stepped in the US. The mast is on a cart which can be wheeled close to the boat. A lifting harness is placed on the mast and a crane lifts it into position where a couple of guys guide it into position. Contrast this with how they did it when the boat was first assembled (stepping a mast at Seahorse).
We moved the boat over to the Lake Union venue on Wednesday, the 27th. During the show it was part of the Capital City Yachts display. They are the broker for Seahorse boats and their sales representatives stayed on the boat while it was open for display.
We’d love to have many more sisterships cruising around as it creates a market for the inevitable time when we sell the boat.