Launch Day Arrives for Cape Henry 21′


Well after much blood, sweat and tears, well mostly sweat. I thankfully managed not to cut myself that much and boatbuilders don’t cry we just moan. So after a lot of hard work An Treo (the direction, course in Gaeilge ) was ready for launch. The photo above is just after she was lifted onto here centreboard. I was thinking of jacking her up in the workshop but it was much safer to do it with the crane, and probably a lot easier.


Here she is in the water, I’m afraid I didn’t get any photos of the launch it was beyond even my usually multitasking dexterity to be able to hold the two ropes controlling the boat while being craned and be able to take photos at the same time.


You’ll have to excuse the bad set of some of the sails in these two photos I still had to adjust the lacing on the main and when stepping the mast the jib block ended up on the wrong side of the mast. I took these at the end of a series of very long days.


The interior worked out quite nicely and the client was very pleased with it. I especially like the rope handles for the drawers. I had previously done this o na piece of land bound furnture that resembled sea chests. The handles give excellent grip but are soft and don’t catch on clothing etc. This is especially important in a small boat. IMG_2422 IMG_2430IMG_2426







The cool box is secured under the galley and pulls out completely for cleaning. The sink is fed and drains from tanks so there are no through hulls in the boat. The depth transducer is bonded to the interior of the hull and should work OK all be it with reduced range. There’s also a porta potti under the starboard aft end of the v-berth. All of the lights are LED and are powered by the 40W solar panel on the hatch garage.

If you’d like you’re own Cape Henry 21′ or another boat please don hesitate to contact Tiernan Roe at Roeboats or +353 86 1586937

Roeboats, Ballydehob, Co. Cork, t:+353 (0)28 38973 m: +353 (0)86 158 69 37


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