Sadie ready for the water

Sadie is ready for the water.

The bottom and top-sides are painted. The bilge-drain and engine cooling water sea-cock are closed. The wedges between the hull and the cradle have been removed. This allows application of bottom paint to the surfaces under the cradle braces. It also ensures that there is no pressure on the fresh paint as the cradle is lowered and moved down the slip-way. The brace from the chain-plate to the ground steadies the boat.


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