Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Cookie moves to the waters edge!
A great day forward for the project as we moved Cookie down onto the Lympstone slipway. My brother-in-law Phil came to give a hand and we had the first hull loaded and being wheeled on the trolley by 10am. A minor crisis struck when one a trolly tire fell apart leaving Phil and I to half carry and half wheel Cookie's stbd hull the remaining distance. By this time Alan Dixon had come to watch the proceedings and lend a hand - and what a hand it was. Alan managed to rustle up another trailer for an hour so we could fetch the port hull and complete the job. Well done Alan!!!!
Now Cookie is bolted and lashed together and awaits the net, mast and rudders tomorrow. I'll visit on the 11.30pm high tide tonight to make sure she's not trying to float away too soon.