I find it fascinating that they place the strops and lift having always placed them in the right spot so the hull is perfectly balanced. Comes from doing it every day I suppose.
Now she had arrived Ken and the crew had to make room for her in their workshop. It so happened that the day was also launch day for the newly finished nb "One Vision". One Vision's owners had waited patiently for their boat to be pulled out but they had to wait for AmyJo's lorry to be able to take their boat.
One Vision was carefully pulled out of the workshop and it soon became apparent to both Chris, One Vision's owners and myself that AmyJo was blocking the way for Tuckers to completely remove and turn One vision. No problem said the crane driver and lifted One vision higher and higher until....
We all held our breath and hearts skipped a beat as a small gust of wind gently rocked One Vision and she started to dip towards AmyJo's roof
We need not have worried though, luckily Tuckers guys were on the ball and levelled One Vision out but it was close and they soon had her settled safely on the waiting lorry
From where I was standing it looked like AmyJo had become a double decker canal boat...ummm interesting concept but the bridges might be an issue I guess.
With One Vision safely on the lorry attention returned to AmyJo and she was moved into the workshop
So excitement over for now and we are not sure how often we'll have photos of the build for you but please do come back from time to time as we will be keeping you all updated when we can. If you are at Crick and you see us please say hello won't you. Thanks also for your comments we really appreciate them
Oh nearly forgot. The saga of the escaped lion? Was not to be I'm glad to say. I have it on good authority from a friend who works at the zoo that Chester's three lions, Iblis, Kumari and Kiburi are so lazy they could not be bothered to try and escape, however, our local news paper has the story :-
My thanks to NeilR for the link to the report. Did have us going for a while though.
Shame, the truth wasn't half as exciting! :-)
I agree Neil. That would have added interest to the local park and ride next to the zoo LOL
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