The haulage is all set up. Three separate haulage companies to bring the boat from Berkshire to Suffolk, plus a company bringing eight antique creosote-treated oak railroad sleepers (‘ties’ in the US) to use as a base for the boat.
A few possible risks involved in moving the lifeboat:
1. When the crane lifts her, she buckles and breaks her back.
2. The lowloader (articulated truck/trailer) can’t make it around the tight corners on the country lanes leading to our village.
3. Small bridge leading to village crumples under weight.
4. Low hanging electrical cables slice off my precious wheelhouse.
5. 60 ton crane can’t get good enough access to my garden, therefore does not have appropriate purchase to lift 10 ton boat into garden.
6. Sky falls.
It’s going to be a stressful few days! I am distracting myself by editing movie footage from the Sputnik concert at the ICA. Perhaps when it’s done I’ll put up a podcast or something.
Here’s a pic of the saloon.