It finally happened! Today was the day AfterMath was put back in the water! The day started early as we headed out to the marina anxiously awaiting the big event. Tom, pictured in the second image above, who was the previous owner, came to help us today. He knows the boat so well and we know we have a lot to learn about all of her various systems, so having Tom along was absolutely wonderful.
At about 10:30 the boat movers showed up. In no time at all, they had the straps placed under AfterMath and then they began transporting her across the boat yard. In just minutes, she was placed in the water and tied up so Tom and John could do a quick check that all was well before they started the engines. Thankfully, the launch went easily and they were able to get underway to our dock. We are staying in Spicer’s Marina in Noank, CT, where the boat was on the hard this winter, for a few weeks while we continue to learn about our new home and wait for the dinghy we ordered to arrive.
As promised, I am including some pictures of the interior today. While we have things pretty much squared away, we haven’t hung pictures yet, or changed pillows on the sofa, or fixed up the pilot house or gotten bedspreads for the v berth, but you can see pretty much what the inside looks like now. Soon I’ll get more pictures from the boat to show the cockpit and the flybridge too.
This is the main salon, or our living room.
The pilot house.
Stairs to the bedrooms.
The v berth and a shot looking from the pilot house into the salon.
We will add more pictures as we start getting some decorating done soon!
Great to see. When do you head out?
We will leave as close to May 15th as possible, but the dinghy will probably hold us up a few days. It is all ordered and the dinghy itself should get to the dealer about 5/6 but the engine will be in around the 13th of May. They will deliver it as soon as it is all put together, but we need to have chocks made and installed so it can sit on the roof of AfterMath.
Great photos!! You must be so excited!
While you get settled into your new floating home I wanted to let you each know how honored i am to have you as parents. From early childhood spending summers on Solitude to fishing in the Manatee river our family has always loved being on the water. Remembering all these great times I look forward to creating much more of them on “Aftermath”.
I know consolidating years worth of belongings and moving from friends and family was not the easy part of your new adventure. Now as “Aftermath” is floating and you’re beginning to get settled I have to let you know how proud I am of you for living you’re life long dream. I hope for nothing but safe and happy travels as you begin you’re next life journey. I will miss you living close enough for me to visit whenever I want, but I know I’ll see you soon and we will create more wonderful memories while spending time in the water. I wish you fair winds and following seas.
I love you.
Wow, Jason, you brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for this beautiful post. I can’t tell you how much it means to me. You are terrific and we are proud of you too! The best part of family is that even when we are not physically together, we are still bonded. I think of the times we have been apart and how when we see each other it feels like no time has passed at all. We look forward to having you spend time with us on AfterMath. We will have wonderful times and, as you said, create wonderful memories. Maybe you can even teach us to fish! We love you so much!
Wow, Jason! This brought tears to my eyes! Thank you so much for this beautiful post! The best part of family is that, even when you are not physically together you remain bonded. Times apart disappear the minute you are together again. Yes, we have wonderful memories of being on the water and we look so forward to you joining us on AfterMath to create more. Maybe you can even teach us to fish! We love you so much are we are so proud of you, too. You are terrific!
Lots of Love, Mom and Dad