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Let’s follow one aak from Flinterduin to the East River.  GroeneVecht, built in 1999, hangs in the slings.

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Notice the hull lines.  Dimensions are roughly 60′ by 20′.  Groene means green, and Vecht is the name of a river in Netherlands.

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I am fixated on leeboards, you may have noticed before.

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Once out of the slings,Groenevecht motoors into a basin for minor up rig and then a wait with

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earlier barges offloaded.

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Once the flag is secured to the rudder,

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she motors past Flinterduin to savor the East River

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Much more later.  All fotos by will Van Dorp.

Access thanks to Carter Craft and GMD Shipyard.  Thanks.

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With many thanks to everydayeastriver.tumblr.com . . .  welcome Flinterduin!  In the next few hours, her cargo will be offloaded, and the sixth boro will see sail and leeboards as it never has before.  Amusing though confusing was the counterclockwise victory lap of Governors Island Flinterduin indulged before heading under the southernmost East River bridges on her way to GMD.

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More later, but here’s another look at her deckload.

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Might there be an as-yet unannounced tugboat race entry down in the hold?  And the contest . . . not over yet.

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