Whats Happening ?

Replacing the gate stops.

A whole gang of volunteers are on site today to help install the new gate stops.  Firstly Trevor and Adrian connect newly charged batteries into the RB crane and Alistair starts the engine.  Despite having not been run for nearly 6 months it fires up instantly.  Alistair works the controls for a while to ease all the clutches and brakes. Then assisted by Norman and John, the replacement timbers are lowered into place and tried for size.  The rest of the day is spent  ‘fettling them in. By the end of the day both planks are sitting correctly and ready for bolting permanently into place. Unfortunately they have to be lifted out again in case they float away on the evening tide.