Monday, 23 January 2012

Big Crane


Crane out day for the big boys and steel boats today, so it was musical merry-go-round at the Marina. I had to moor on the offside bank, outside the Bounty pub (the most dog friendly place I know). Unfortunately, it wasn't open. Went for a nice walk over the marshes and up the hill with Sumo. No flow on the river, and not much wind, so singlehanding it from one side to the other was a doddle.

This was the moment some new owners discovered that their recent purchase had no steerage at all from their fly bridge, and they were getting swept downstream a bit too rapidly for their liking. Thankfully, their boat's interior steering position was still functional, and they were able to bring themselves alongside safely.

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