sketches and anticdotes about my interests and travels
Thursday, 19 May 2016
"Big Blue" is the pride and joy of the harbour at Britannia Yacht Club, or at least my pride and joy as the Harbour Master. It's a 5000 kg. hydraulic stationary crane that can lift all but about a dozen boats in our fleet. Before we bought it, we had to bring in mobile cranes and basically launched about 175 boats with three cranes in one day. If you missed launch or haul-out, or had to pull the boat out for a repair, it meant you had to bring in a crane and pay the minimum hours charge - very expensive.