Having the hull finished at the welding shop is a major step. Chinook now looks (mostly) like a real sailing yacht. Super, super exciting.
|Welding done, the hull is put onboard a dolly to be removed from the shop.|
|From the dolly, Chinook is lifted onto a truck bed for transport.|
|This is the fastest it will ever go!|
|A la prochaine!|
The hull is on in its way to Cherbourg to be given a coat of paint, then fitted out with electrical, plumbing, cabinets, furniture, standing and running rigging and all sorts of other expensive bits and pieces.