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Before we could get the boat onto the ramp we had to remove the plugs in the 3" holes down by the keel to let the ballast water out - that's why Doug is in the water.  Unfortunately, we don't have any pictures of the spectacle of 3 adults sitting in the after cockpit and 3 more on the after deck. We had to do this to force the stern down and the bow up so that we could get the front of the keel onto the trailer to begin pulling her out.  We'll probably put another pump in the ballast tank in the future to pump the water out rather than having it drain out.


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