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.