Where’s The Boat Gone!
Well it’s been a crazy week and a crazy last few days in particular, I’m exhausted but elated and I can’t write much tonight. I’ll let the pictures and video tell the story but here’s the summary.
The cabins are all finished for now and most of our stuff is aboard, but the big news is that today ‘Gleda’ finally left the barn she was built in and is now residing in a muddy farmyard waiting for the wagons which will arrive in a weeks time.
Yesterday I grafted for 12 hours straight to clear the barn ready for the move.
Moving the hulls was tricky, height restrictions meant we couldn’t sling her under the hulls, we had to lift her at the stern under the rudder skegs and at the bow with strops ‘strangled’ around the bridle mountings. I knew I’d built her strong but I also knew this was not the ideal way to lift a boat.
I needn’t have worried, she took it all in her stride. Richard and Malc drove the trucks with skill and precision as each hull was squeezed through the narrow entrance into the yard, moved along past the other barns, then turned and positioned parallel to the track along which the wagons she’ll be transported on will park.
It’ll be a far easier lift next time.
I still have a list of jobs I need to complete over the coming week but they’re all easy by comparison, I’ll do my best to update a bit more frequently next week.
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