Wayne just thinking, what in the hell have I gotten myself into.
Yesterday we had a window of time to do The Extraction” The universe lined up in short notice, tractors, tools, and people. So I got rolling fast and we all gathered to go to work. I will say, what looked simple at one point, was not. We started at 9 and ended around 2PM. I did capture the moments though to share with you all.
Driving through the yard, around the back of the houses
Headed to the shed. Baby Chicks home since 1975Now to add to the job, on the right of the above image is all new dirt and fresh grass. Yup. Mud and could make things a living hell.
Those “Yard Arm Jacks” eigh a f’n ton. Holy crap!
But at least lifter her up
You may think this was easy.. Hold on. The jacks hit the trailer.. Or visa versa.. Trailer and tires are wider than the jacks
YIKES.. How do we explain this in the ER.. If we are lucky enough to be in an ER.
Okay, tractor number one. NOTE the new footing hole on the right. There were three of those that needed to be navigated around. YIKES.. This setup helped move BABY CHICK to the center.
The trailer had to be turned around all the jacks which we placed in a non symmetrical way. But it worked.
Out she came. Note that footing hole.. I will add, that there were several occasions where this job was dangerous. Very dangerous. Holes to fall into, Tractors and jacks.. Everyone had opinions. Will the trailer hold up? Will the boat just collapse? AHHHHHHHHHH!
FREE, but not on the trailer 100% Tractor lifting the bow, Jacks on the stern.
YIKES. But there she is. BABY CHICK IV
BAM on the trailer. I will add it helps to have a trailer built for this specific hull.
Slow and steady across the yard
Leaving her home. Like going off to school. This will always be her home.
She gets a look at her old playground. She will be back one day.
The strap toss.. Watch out Wayne.
We made the slow ride to Reedville, about 30 minutes. UGH.. scary stuff.
She spent the night outdoors and today we start the “Clean Out” with gloves, etc.. But those lines.. AHHHHHHHHH
Same spot a year ago! Mud Mud.. A reminder that no job is too big, and can be fun! She will NOT be a bag of parts.