05 April 2010

Launch of the Caratello - She floats!

Caratello is officially on the water.  The crane picked up the little red boat and set her down just forward of the State Ferry Yakima.  Without the house she is only drawing about 8 inches of water so the propeller is just barely touching the water.  Lake Union Dry Dock's yard tug pushed Caratello around the end of the pier and snugged her up to her new temporary home on the south side of the yard.  As bright red as she is it is easy to spot her from South Bound I-5, one of the guys in the yard said the sea planes will probably use her as a turn point now!

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