Almost 25 years ago Toby, with Sam's help, built our Chocorua raft. Here are the launching photos:
The tractor and trailer with raft and giant blue prune juice containers to float the raft.
Cast of launchers: Sam, Carolyn Garner, Rachel, Rebecca Regan, Toby, and in the back Mathew, Alan and Carol Phenix.
The confident tractor driver, Sam, taking us all down to the launching site.
In the water--hurray!
a little sad but probably necessary--the raft is so big and heavy and hard to move from the shore to the lake in the spring and back in the fall.
We paddled it down to the old launching site with the help of Alan and his dog Chaz,
tied it to a big oak tree to be taken up by it's new owners, our neighbors down the road,
and said a little good-by.
We hope to have a smaller, lighter raft built for us next summer.