Thursday, 26 March 2015

Goodbye to our old winch

Earlier this week our old ALB winch was collected by its new owner, a fisherman from Hastings. The RNLI took the decision some time ago not to reuse it in the new boathouse to save space and save on ongoing maintenance costs over the next 50 years. The new owner has bought it to pull his fishing boat up the beach at Hastings and we hope it works as well for him as it has for us.
 
With the winch and its engine now offsite the builders are able to start breaking up the concrete slab of the boathouse floor and start work on the footings for the new building.