Looking forward from the transom. Next phase of construction ready to be commenced.
Then on to the trailer and wheel it back down the drive and into the carport again.-----------Less than half an hour.
Thanks to a great team!!
Hey that wasn't so hard...............Was it?
It looks different this way up.
Up Up and Over we go!
Then shuffle it back in the yard
Made it to the front yard
Now it's time to roll
How heavy is this thing? It looks big?
Negotiating the narrow driveway
Having asked assistance from some workmates on June 20 2004 I finally unscrewed the hulls from the strongback and waited for the help to arrive. I had no idea how long the turning would take as we had to carry the hull up the concrete drive and move it onto the front yard before turning. Everyone arrived and we set to work - a bit of an anticlimax after my worry about weight etc. The hulls were turned, put on the trailer and the trailer returned to the carport in less than half an hour.
BIG THANKS to Peter L., John S., Jeff H., Ken and Sam I., Wayne G.
Finally - a milestone achieved. The hulls were ready to be turned and placed on the trailer.
I engaged a local engineering firm to construct the trailer as shown in the plans. They did fairly well although when Marg finally picked up the trailer they forgot the clearance lights and had changed the brake cabling from that shown. I purchased an electric winch for the trailer as the cost was similar to a geared hand winch. The final cost for the trailer was just over $3000. Perhaps some may be able to make this item cheaper but I haven't done much work with steel and have very little equipment suitable. I was glad to leave this construction to the engineering firm.