Restoring Jouët Caprice 75

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Monday 26 September 2011

Launching Lil' Mule II

jouët Caprice

This saturday I launched Jouët Caprice 75 at ASM Voile with the help of a bunch of guys from the club. It went perfectly and without a hitch. Here's the story.

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Sunday 11 September 2011

The restoration is done

jouët CapriceWith the installation of the oak hatch sliders, and the base plate of the mast, the Jouët Caprice 75 is finally able to have her mast put back on and be launched again.

The restoration project began in ernest on November 7th, 2009, though the project began in October, so the adventure took almost exactly 2 years. There still remains a lot of work to do, but I'd consider the remaining work to be routine maintenance or improvements.

Next weekend I'll be adding a final layer of antifouling and doing a quick review to be sure everything is in place.

Tuesday 30 August 2011

Last-minute fixes

voilier jouët caprice
Today I finished a bunch of little stuff, mainly all the last minute preparations for her launching on the 24th.
I got the last of the hardware on, and so I was able to take down the tent.

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Monday 29 August 2011

Marco Polo mast rigged, handrails on, and name added

jouët caprice voilier

This morning I installed Lil' Mule II's stainless steel & leather-covered handrails; yeah, now she feels like a respectable woman :)
I also put the Marco Polo mast back together, and got the lettering on for her name.

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