Last Tuesday the new cradle was delivered to the Nautical Museum. Even though it was delivered in pieces it was still necessary to hoist it over the roof of the museum by crane because the museum itself is a rather small and eccentric eighteenth-century timber building situated in a narrow lane. We had to apply for a road closure notice as the crane completely blocked it! The local residents were very patient with us which helped enormously.
|Chris from Mann Crane Hire instructs the troops|
|Galla's Foundry deliver the new cradle|
|Crane and delivery lorry parked outside the Nautical Museum|
|Everything went very smoothly....|
|... and here's the end result. The red sections are the lifting superstructure.|