Today, the 5th March 2018, A86 was moved on her trailer and repositioned in the barn so that all round access was possible. Many thanks to Mike Dixon for coming to the aid with his 4×4 and manoeuvring the trailer.
After this, Mike organised the lift off evolution, using four beer kegs and much timber of various sizes and wedges plus two hydraulic jacks to gradually lift the boat safely off the trailer and finally have the boat sitting on two oil drums and two beer kegs, with supporting tantalised sleepers.
Start time was around 8:30, and finish time was around 3pm. The mast was originally resting on an oil drum, but Mike needed the drum to support the boat, so the mast is now suspended from the roof.
Many thanks to Mike Dixon, for taking the time and effort to assist me in moving the boat upwards and onwards. There has been a steep learning curve during the past few days.
Payback will be getting afloat on the East Coast this summer…whatever happens, we are off to a good start in 2018…
thank you Mike