18 April 2010 | Merroticas on the Water - Port Salerno, Fl.
4/18/2010 Yesterday was the culmination of 3 solid months of daily work on the boat. We had our christening! Accompanied by my wife and good friends Janet and Chris, we took the boat into Port Salerno. This was the first test of my measurements for the height of the mast. As you may recall, I had to cut the mast height down to the standard height above water to 54'. This would allow me to get under the lowest of the three bridges at 54' at high tide. I allowed and extra 3" and finished the height at 53'-9" for a small cushion. Went through at low tide without a problem!!
The party was a great success with many friends attending as well as other CSY 44 owners Jules and Linda and our special guest; the previous owners Rich and Debi who were so helpful with information about the boat before I got her. Lots of fun!! Now to press on.
This is the bottle of champagne breaking....