Haul Out on Nelson Slipway

Pacific Bliss
Colin Price
Wed 1 May 2013 07:55

Haul out 2013 – Nelson Slipway

A thoroughly hassle free lift on a railway.  All very slow and gentle.  Once the beams are correctly positioned beneath the bulkheads the cradle is pulled out of the water and shunted around the yard just like Thomas the Tank Engine.

IMG_1544.JPG Waiting to haul as the trolley is lowered down the rails.  IMG_1556.JPG



Safely out of the water


 Being shunted around on tracks IMG_1572.JPG IMG_1570.JPG everyone onboard

IMG_1566.JPG A beardy bottom – all comes off easily with the pressure washer.

Darryl cleaning up the bay IMG_1576-001.JPG


We’re out to clean the bottom, change saildrive boots, repaint the front beam and davits  Doesn’t sound like much so we should be back in the water in six days – maybe.