Well, we splashed down on Sat Nov 13th. It took us 3 to 4 hours of scrubbing the decks to get rid of the boat yard grime and the summer’s accumulation of dirt. But, it was wonderful to finally be back on our floating home. Foolishly, we had invited guests for dinner that night but we managed to hide the extra stuff and clean up the main salon enough to be respectable.
Well, it happened. The wing came off the keel on Sat afternoon. With some effort but mostly with just a little coaxing by Murray.
The operator lifted us just enough to drop the wing off and leave the bolts engaged in the holes. Otherwise, we would have never lined it up again!
The yard left us in the slings until Monday at 8:00 AM. If we moved around much, the boat swayed in the slings. It made me slightly dizzy. But, we managed to clean up the keel/wing joint and have it ready to be re-attached.