Latest Launching – Michael’s Tropic 14
Its great to see yet another launching, this time from Michael from the Gold Coast (QLD)
and his Tropic 14 getting a quick splash.
He's got a few more small things to go on (all the toys etc), but .. went for a quick blat and he reckons it flies.
Anyway, here's his boat. Very nice
I wont go as far as saying she is officially splashed, but I did take the tropic down and dunk her in the water to see how she sat.
It was both the most exciting and terrifying thing I have done for many many years haha. I snuck down to the boat ramp after
registering it and launched it solo in secrecy, partly because I couldnt promise anyone it would actually float and partly because
I wasnt sure if it would be sitting perfectly level with the weight distribution.
It was such a relief and a great feeling to see it on the water and give it a quick blat. the 40hp 4 stroke shot her up on to the plane
and no porpoising. I pulled up to a quiet beach and took a few photos, as i sat there and looked at it, I was just full or pride and
happiness, I see myself and my boys having so many good adventures in this little boat and I just cannot wait to start already.
I cant thank Mark enough for all the support along the way to make this dream a reality.
Still have quite few little things to fit still, all the electronics, the seadek foam flooring on the casting decks and other things.