This is what our boat, Florian looks like. She's a Robinhood 36 (made with the Cape Dory 36 mold),
currently in Maine, getting some love in the boatyard where she was built. She'll be on a truck, headed to Pacific waters in April 2012, and we'll be waiting for her with big smiles and excited hearts. Florian arrived without incident in April 2012, and she's been re-commissioned and settled into her new slip in Ventura, CA as of mid-May. We count down every day towards the weekends so we can climb aboard her trusty beam whenever possible.
Here is a great 1997 Latitudes & Attitudes article about building the first Robinhood 36 from the Cape Dory hull mold, which includes some wonderful history and anecdotes about the Cape Dory crew, and Andy Vavlotis in the story.
|The crew at Robinhood Marine, saying farewell to Florian before she headed west.|
Andy Vavlotis is in yellow.
|Florian in a working slip, waiting to be recommissioned (April 2012)|
|Florian headed to Pacific water for the first time|
|Florian in her slip at Ventura CA|
|Florian's first 5 minutes in Pacific water - April 2012|
|Florian moving from the truck to the water April 2012|