Friday, 11 November 2016

Boathouse update - More slipway trials next week

After some very successful trials this week there are a few tweaks to do to the slipway. Then on Mon 14 November we'll have a full day of testing culminating in a low water launch on the big spring tide in the afternoon.
 On Tuesday the boat was pulled in to the boathouse for the very first time to check all the clearances.
Before being launched back in to the water.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Boathouse update - Slipway trials have started

The next stage in the boathouse build is to test the slipway for the all weather lifeboat. The first day went really well with the boat being gently backed on to the slipway for the first time.
This was repeated numerous times until everyone was happy that the boat fitted well.

The plan for the next few days is to gradually pull the boat to the top of the slipway checking measurements as we go. It will then be pulling in to the boathouse to check clearances.