Launch

Sunday II was trucked from Alachua, Florida, where she was manufactured, to St. Augustine, Florida. In St. Augustine she had her bottom painted, rigging set and placed into the water for sea trials.

While she was being built, I visited the manufacturing site one day and observed the Marlow Hunter construction process. I wish I had spent more time with the Quality Control person.

There are 3 pictures in the gallery, β€œSunday II Delivered to St. Augustine” that show her on the truck and in the shed having the bottom paint applied. Because of the possible galvanic action caused by the metallic composition of the sail drive and copper based paint, only bottom paint approved by Marlow Hunter could be applied. Failure to comply would result in a void warranty. Add knowledge of galvanic corrosion (also called bimetallic corrosion is an electrochemical process in which one metal corrodes preferentially when it is in electrical contact with another, in the presence of an electrolyte) to your knowledge base if you want to be a boat owner.

Yanmar is the manufacture of the engine that is installed in Sunday II and they have obviously had some problems with the sail drive being β€œeaten” away or they would not have put this notice in their manuals. (Another reason why you should read the manuals that are provided with your boat)

There is a 6-minute video of the Travel Lift placing Sunday II into the water in St. Augustine, Florida

https://youtu.be/Tbki2PpYBOU

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