Nancy is in Franklin!

posted May 19, 2014, 5:57 AM by Unknown user   [ updated May 22, 2014, 1:08 AM ]
And what a welcome sight!  All the things that could have gone wrong didn't, and the things that needed to go right did.  Nancy arrived on schedule before 10am, and went straight onto the Kermandie travelling lift and into the water.  Martin Krynen checked for leaks and battery charge levels (remembering she has an electric motor) and all being well he set out  for Franklin with a small crew and with Phil Dunning, Endra and John Walduck providing escort vessels.  To forestall any issues with the electricals Phil provided a tow for much of the way, but really it wasn't necessary.  Nancy nosed up alongside our pontoon in the early afternoon, and there she nestles, as though she was always meant to be there.  If you want to follow the whole saga pictorially have a look at Nell Tyson's  slideshow at http://bit.ly/1khBmFO .  For the short version see photos below from Nell, Graham Wright and Doug Emery.