Today was get the boat over the wall day.... Some photos....
|In our backyard. Tiller dry-fitted. Ready for popping over the wall.|
|Looking pretty racy! But she ain't... she's heeeavy....|
|Noel and our "Wall-jumping Jig". Thanks to Steve W for the idea.|
|Marcus supervises making path for the boat to the wall...|
|Arlene with Marcus and Basil: respectively Chief and Deputy technical advisers....|
|In the yard, before the troops descend....|
|..... and here they are, the "Wall-jumping crew":|
L to R: Arlene, Peter S, Kevin McL, Chris, Kevin D, Ian,
Fat Chan, Win, King, Rocky, Peter C, Paolo, Noel (obsc), Bucket, Wolfie.
|Wofie and Paolo looking critically at something... I think it's the gudgeon|
& pintle, which are not correct, I know: just there to fit the tiller. This pair was the
only one in Hong Kong. I have a set of three on order to fit later.
First move of the boat: off the cradle onto the ground for a rest...
L-R: Wolfie, Paolo, Bucket, Peter S, Chris, Kevin D, Kevin McL.
|Another rest stop. Boat has been turned around, facing wall, while we|
position the cradle on some supports ready for the final push....
Kevin gives an early -- premature? -- "V" sign..
Others: Ian (obsc), Peter S, Kin, Fat Chan, Kevin D, Bucket, Benoit,
Kevin McG, Peter C.
|Allez oop!... Chris, Fat Chan, Kevin D, hold balanced while rest of us run|
around to the other side....
|.... keep holding her fellas! Just a bit to go... Chris, Kevin D, and Pete C....|
we'll rush round to the other side....
|... and here we are... the other side, ready to ease her down...|
"Wall jumping Jig" making sure she doesn't tip over...
Remind SS builders: the paint-work is not to the waterline;
will do final painting to DWL, more varnish coats, at the Club
|Made it! |
After a march through the bushes of the public Central Park at Siena One.
Sitting in her cradle by the roadside, waiting now for the crane-truck.
Rocky, Kevin McL (obsc), Paolo, Peter S, Chris, PF, Ian, Pete C, Kevin D, Bucket,
Benoit, Kin, Wing, Wolfie, Fat Chan, Noel.
|Kevin and Lucas, giving the thumbs up|
|From my study, Gabrielle peeks out from the roadsides through the bamboo..|
|Crane Truck, with wireless controller. How cool is that!...|
|Crane truck, lifts Gabrielle and cradle, easy....|
|Bye bye Gabrielle.... sniffle, sniffle... sad to see her go....|
A big "Thanks" to all who helped out on the move over
the wall: much appreciated!
After the move above, beer, bubbly & pizza on the newly-cleared back yard. Pleasant day and feeling of achievement all round as the task was completed with relatively little hassle.
Now to make the mold for the lead keel/ballast and to find a boom and mast for the sloop rig...
Comments from the day
, a boatbuilder of yore: "The most impressive thing about this, is that you finished
her!". Not quite finished yet, Paolo, still have lead keel to pour, and mast to find...
, wooden boat owner & restorer: "You did a pretty good job, for a first boat.
Yes Wolfie, which is why I'd rather like to build another! Especially I'd like to have another go at planking -- where I made the biggest errors on this one -- to get the spiling, and plank dimensions closer to ideal. Related: I'll to do a "Lesson's learnt" Page (aka "mea culpa
") in due course]
On another tack....
: "It looks like you bought her, new, from the shop."! [Thanks Benoit, sweet, but not quite... I wish!]
At 4:10 pm
, today: message from Noel: "... the boat is in the boatyard now
And here she is...
|And here she is, amongst friends.... back of the Ship Shop, RHKYC.|
Well done Peter and team! You really are too critical of your work, she looks great...So much accomplished in a short time. As for the wall jumping, it just goes to prove that once you get a boat finished NOTHING will stop you getting her to water! Happy St Patrick Day from Ireland!!!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Paul, all went a touch better than hoped.... You're kind about her looking great... It's like Dave says: always looks better at 10 paces....!ReplyDelete
We had a lunch St Pat's day yesterday, with Irishman, Kevin Dowd (above, with son Lucas), followed by some pretty frantic afternoon drinking, so I'm feeling a little dodgy now, when I should be getting on with building the lead keel mold....
Cheers, mate, and thanks for dropping by again. I'm enjoying your blog too.
peter in Hong Kong
I Love Picture of "Marcus" Supervising :-)ReplyDelete