Brett Doubleday, Steve McCusker and others have been working away getting Gretchen's hull stabilised and prepared in readiness for making it watertight. Graham Wright reports:
'the more observant visitor will notice that Gretchen is back in the shed. A simple job really, just lifting a ton of boat onto a trailer half the size needed for the purpose and getting it through the narrow doorway into the back of the workshop. But just to make things interesting Brett asked if we could turn it upside down and again many hands make light work and with some rope, a ladder, a block and tackle and advice from Martin over she went in the right place with no damage. Another example of ingenuity and brute strength overcoming a problem. A big thank you for all the members who came to assist.'
Martin Kell has made a living with ropes (on mountainsides), and is a very handy man to have around for this sort of operation.