Yesterday his boat made a major move, from his garden to a spot near to the water in Sydney Harbour. The start of that journey was unusual, in how the boat was removed from the building site. I will let the photos speak for themselves.
|Lifted off her building cradle, this view shows the beautiful finish that David has achieved on his hull.|
|Up she goes.|
|And up some more. Note the spreader bars on the slings to relieve the squeezing loads that would be applied to the hull if they weren't there.|
|And over the roof. Few boats get to have such a good view of their building site. Her building cradle is at extreme right.|
|And onto a transporter for a quick ride to the harbour.|
|Her keel is delivered to the harbour. This is a steel casing with lead ballast poured in.|
|Then her hull is lowered over the bolts for initial dry-fit, followed by permanent bonding.|
It won't be long before David's new boat is in the water and sailing. I will post new photos when I have.
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