September 14: Preparing for Launch Posted on 14 Sep 2012 In Voyaging Rigged, ready for launching under cloudy late-winter skies in the southern hemisphere. This morning, the crew is cleaning Hikianalia and getting her ready for the launch ceremony this afternoon. (Click on any image to enlarge it and access a slide show of images in this post.) Hiapo Elderts working on the hatch cover. Uncle Maka working on the bunks inside the hulls. David Komine wiping down the hatch covers.