Whats Happening ?

Flipping tub boats.

While Alistair starts up the RB and works through various maneuvers to ease the clutches Adrian attaches lifting strops to the tub boat base.  Alistair then drives the crane closer to the tub boat.  John is on hand to help with the lift and attaches the strops to the crane’s block-hook.  With John acting as banksman, Alistair gently raises the tub boat and then puts it down again the right way up.  Everything is ready now for the top of the boat to be assembled.

John and Alistair then set about fabricating some covers to place over the crane’s cable drums and clutches to protect them from bad weather.  This will help prevent the clutches from rusting and sticking. However, the crane continues to run very nicely.