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Collecting paddle-boats

Adrian arranges for a flat bed lorry with a Hiab crane to collect the weed cutting paddle-boat from Bude.  He and Trevor set off to meet the lorry driver at the prearranged time but the driver is 2 hours late due to having a puncture first thing in the morning.

They eventually arrive where the boat is at 5.00 pm and then the driver has to manoeuvre his lorry into a very narrow and awkward lane in order to pick up the boat.  Fortunately the boat has lifting ‘eyes’ so chains are quickly attached and the boat is lifted onto the lorry quickly and easily.

They journey back to Sea Lock where John is waiting to help unload the boat.  The driver is able to drive straight down to the site and do a 3-point turn there and unloads the boat in a very short length of time.

Trevor is desperate to start work on restoring the engine but he’ll have to wait until another day!