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Progress with the Westward

A boat being built

We launch Monday, December 20th and then begin final preparation for our repositioning run from Port Townsend to La Paz, Baja Sur.

We have been longer than planned here in the boatyard, and spent more than budgeted, but things are coming together and Westward is in better shape than she has been in 75 years

Westward has a new keel timber, about 56 new planks, has been refastened, recorked and painted.

The new interior bulkheads will be done this week, and all of the new cherry and mahogany trim has been cut, shaped and bundled so we can take it with us and install it as we travel.

The back deck is now fully enclosed and provides both wonderful views as well as protection from weather (it is being tested as I type).

The current plan is to grab the next weather window, which looks like Christmas day right now, and begin working our way south. With a bit of Holiday Blessing we should be in San Diego on about New Years day.

I will take this opportunity to wish a Merry Christmas and Happy Hoidays, and to thank you for being part of the Pacific Catalyst community.