Wednesday, August 21, 2013

‘Minnow’ is in Her Boathouse





She arrived this afternoon after travelling all the way from Norway strapped to Gary McCourt’s boat delivery trailer.

Moving her from the trailer to her trolley took about an hour. Gary has devised a clever way of doing it by the use of four pyramidal supports and two crossbeams. Ratchets at each support controlled the vertical movement of the crossbeams under the boat. Gary was able to lower her with a good degree of precision, so that she was gently placed onto her trolley.

I wondered if the castors attached to the underside of the trolley would be strong enough to take the weight, but they showed no signs of disintegrating, for which I was very pleased.  My neighbour, Gary and I pushed ‘Minnow’ into her boathouse, i.e., the garage.

 So far I haven’t been able to examine her in detail, but I shall take time over the next few days to assess what work may be required before her first sail with me. Of course, I shall have to buy a suitable road trailer for transporting her to the water.

7 comments:

Paul Mullings said...

Congratulations on your new arrival and looking forward to following your progress to her launch day....Good Luck Bill

Sean Mulligan said...

Congrats Bill!! And Welcome Home Minnow...you know not yet what a lucky boat you are! :-)

richard green said...

I've just discovered your blog Bill, and am vicariously enjoying your up's and downs. I wish you all the very best with 'Minnow', and will be following your progress with much interest.

Brian said...

Congratulation Bill, from Milford on Sea.

William Serjeant said...

Sean,

I think we are both very fortunate by being members of the Paradox Club.

You must nearly be ready for launching 'Scout'.

Wishing you all the best,

Bill.

William Serjeant said...

Richard,

You are right about the 'ups and downs'. I tend to forget the downs and create the ups.

It is better to do the dream than regret not doing it, even if it turns out not as you expected. After all, it could be far better!

Cheers,
Bill.

William Serjeant said...

Brian,

Great to hear from you. You've really got into the biking, by the sound of it.

Cheers,
Bill.