Inspecting the bank: some doubt as to whether the crane jack will sink in so close to the mud berth on a big lift.

Crane Out – Wednesday 8th October

The day went well – see Vic’s comments on the home page.

Here are a few pictures:

The forecast was looking good - so the crane driver was given the go-ahead for 8th October.
The forecast was looking good – so the crane driver was given the go-ahead for 8th October.
Inspecting the bank: some doubt as to whether the crane jack will sink in so close to the mud berth on a big lift.
Inspecting the bank: some doubt as to whether the crane jack will sink in so close to the mud berth on a big lift.
There was always some doubt - would the crane be able to lift this large vessel?  In the end, the crane wasn't the problem - the ground close to the mud berth just couldn't take the pressure.  So this was as far as it went - just enough to inspect the prop!
There was always some doubt – would the crane be able to lift this large vessel? In the end, the crane wasn’t the problem – the ground close to the mud berth just couldn’t take the pressure. So this was as far as it went – just enough to inspect the prop!
The main mast from Nigel's vessel took some time to remove - it was the first time the vessel had been moved for some time.  After an interesting passage down the Creek, mudberth number 1 was used for this operation.  We look forward to seeing the results of David Moss's work on the mast next season!
The main mast from Nigel’s vessel took some time to remove – it was the first time the vessel had been moved for some time. After an interesting passage down the Creek, mudberth number 1 was used for this operation. We look forward to seeing the results of David Moss’s work on the mast next season!
Barry - dressed for the part - made sure we didn't go hungry.  Thanks for carrying on the tradition, Barry!
Barry – dressed for the part – made sure we didn’t go hungry. Thanks for carrying on the tradition, Barry!