Lift Off Trailer Collapse – averted by eagle eyed boat husband team
If you sail with John and Mike you will know they have an eye for detail and are not happy until its all fixed and sorted – making it safe for the people and looking after the boat is paramount.
This is based on John’s update to the committee and a conversation last Friday in the trailer park and it all started with noticing ……..
I noticed the front post was able to sway 1 m either way!!
Lift off was gently launched and put on a mooring.
What to do about it?
“I decided it was better to place a new central steel box section alongside the present one which we found was rusting through underneath.
“We acted just in time and it wasn’t a quick fix.”
Making it happen took time
“All in all these took three days of visits to the club. I actually spent seven days in the last eight days at the club working and liaising with Malcolm, John Laxton and Mike.”
Result – Safe Sailing
Safe sailing for members and our boats – restored.
Phew! Thanks on behalf of all our members
Thanks to an observant and committed boat husband team, and Malcolm the Bosun and John Laxton, we now have a safe and fit for purpose trailer for Lift Off. Really appreciated guys.
Clearly one way we members can all help is by reporting any observations, damages, concerns to the Boat Husband – your comments will be welcome and could save a lot of time or more.