Sunday, 20 March 2016
High and dry
After a few hours of waiting we finally get lifted out to have the remedial hull work carried out on Inca. The first job was to get us onto the supports and then power wash off the sides and base with Debdales ultra power jet wash.
Inca is then suspended and a trailer is put underneath and we are then ready to be pulled up into the yard.
The tractor driver and the banksman have radio communications so nothing can go wrong and notice how the rear wheels on the trailer are able to turn enabling it to be very manoeuvrable.
Inca slowly moving into position.
This will be our home for the next week or so. Mike Goode the owner and his staff have been very good and made us feel extremely welcome.We have shore power ,water and everything we need and its so good to have clean concrete outside the boat instead of a muddy towpath ,although I expect we will soon get itchy feet and wish we were back on the muddy towpath.
We are now sorting out a Tesco delivery as Debdale marina is a bit out in the sticks. With all that 230 volt electric we can even put the TV on in the day and not worry about the batteries, not that there’s anything on TV worth watching in the day.