622Hrs – Gleda Careened!
I’ve had a heavy day today but a very satisfying one. As you can see I have got both hulls lying on their sides and all ready to lift into the cradles. I managed this on my own using my highlift jack and strategically placed tyres to support and cushion the hulls. I simply lifted one side slightly, supported it on tyres, removed the temporary legs on that side, then did a gradual lift and lower, removing tyres as I went until the hull was down on the floor. No drama and low risk. I then made sure that the hulls were well supported and not under any stress.
Once on the floor it was actually quite easy to move them by simply lifting one end at a time and shifting onto new tyres. I did this enough to be able to take up the chipboard floor I laid as a lofting floor. I don’t need it now and I want the cradles to sit solidly on the concrete barn floor. To finish off I marked out the cradle positions on the floor so that I know exactly where the hulls will sit. I have enough room to set them at the finished boat distance apart which gives me a decent amount of working space all around. If all goes to plan I will have 3 or 4 guys on site Thursday and we should make easy work of lifting the hulls into the cradles……. Fantastic!
Can I also just say a big thank you to those who left me such motivational comments on my previous post, They are really really appreciated.