2001, the Year we fixed out Prout Escale
In 2001, the boat did not touch the water. Instead, it was a messy construction site as we replaced the hydraulics, changed the engine, re-wired the entire boat, etc. In other words, we had our hands full and the boat couldn't possibly go to sea in the condition it found itself in, particularly with respect to the rusty stay pins in the mast, a overtorqued motor, and a electrical system ready to catch fire.
We were facing a long uphill battle. But we knew we would prevail. In August 2002, we finally launched!