Notes from the Shipyard: April 2017

Notes from the Shipyard: April 2017

Some time has passed since our big launch. Yet the excitement is still on people’s minds and in conversations, reliving various high points of the day. I do hope you were able to come see the launch. If not, then view some of the wonderful videos, photos and articles of the event on our web site and FB page. I want to thank everyone for your generous support. You are a vital part of the successful launch of Matthew Turner, and should be proud for what we have accomplished together. It was amazing how the launch brought us to a new level of realization on what we have done and what we can do when we set our course on something worthwhile. The launch has been shared with thousands of people who were at the launch and many thousands more who we reached through media.
Our Offices at 2330 Marinship Way and the Construction Tent will continue to be our home base through May. We then will move back to our old space at 60C Libertyship which we plan to renovate for more shop space. The Tent is now our rigging shop. We are building and finishing masts and spars: Fabricating fittings: splicing and preparing mast wires (shrouds & stays). Stop by and check it out. The Ship’s store is open Monday through Saturday. Tours of Matthew Turner will resume once the decks are finished, late April, so please come by to visit. Now we start new, exciting phases to complete Matthew Turner for sailing in late fall of 2017. Ship projects we are currently working on are: Finishing the deck Finishing the spars (set the bowsprit and step masts in June) Continuing with rigging to be ready for sea trials in September Completing the propulsion, also ready for sea trials in September Plumbing, Electrical, Interior joinery. We have met our milestones to date thanks to your efforts and I’m sure with your help we will meet this one as well…..

Go sailing this Fall!
Fair Winds, Alan

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