I could never figure out why people would post "I launched my boat!" posts, but now after umpteen hours of work, sweat and epoxy dust, I know why.
We launched the boat last night, finally!
We even cristened it with a can of coke!
It is not quite done, at the hatch and seat still need finished, but was good enough to take out for a test drive before holiday time starts.
My writeup with some pictures is on my blog:
and on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cowans/sets/72157625679198625/with/5976220583/
Thanks for all your help - the boards were a great source of information and ideas on what to do. Seeing people's blogs and pictures als helped tremendously so make sure I knew what I was doing ("at least it looks the same..."