Out of the boat shop and into the meadow!
Kent came with his tractor... Judith and Patrick arrived with a come-along... John came to man the winch... Stewart rushed home for lag bolts... Trevor provided a plan (developed with Robbie), the lumber, and a half-gallon jug of dish soap... Pam poured the tea... Patsy wrangled the wheelchairs... Naomi provided the chips and salsa, plus many of the shorter spectators...
... and the first hull moved out of the shop, and into the meadow. Woo hoo!
|First it emerged from the boat shop... Robbie and Trevor pulled it with a come-along attached to the reinforced cradle. I call this picture, "Hatching."|
|Here's Robbie, contemplating the task with the come-along chain attached.|
|The plot thickens as a new character enters... Kent and his tractor!|
The hull was hooked up and moved into the meadow in less than 90 minutes. This would perhaps seem less miraculous if you didn't know there was a 2.5 foot drop off the end of the shop to the driveway!
|First it was hooked to the tractor...|
|... and pushed into position in the shop...|
|... and eventually pulled into the meadow...|
|Now the hull is in the meadow...|
|And the shop is empty. Note the bulkheads and backbone hanging from the rafters? We call that "foreshadowing."|