Made it into the water in the, what else, pouring rain. The boats not sinking, the battery charger has been repaired (thanks for the suggestion, Kurt) and, after a month and a half, the suitcases have been emptied and stowed.
They use a tractor pushing a wheeled cradle to position the boat under the travel lift.
Cathy cooked our first meal onboard tonight, the bottle of wine has been consumed and the cookies eaten. Even thunderstorms, complete with booming thunder couldn't dampen the mood (sorry!).