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The original shed was too low to get the Ballad under, so I raised the side walls from pallet height to about 72". This put a wider part of the shed at boat deck level, and gave more headroom when working on the decks. It was long overdue, as the original pallet base and walls, sitting on the ground, were rapidly turning into compost!
|New boat shed walls under old arches.|
|Climbing the steep grade ... backwards!|
|... and around the bend.|
|... and on site.|
|Installing slings under boat.|
|... and on the way up.|
|Coming back down.|
|View from the shed.|
|Backing into shed ... it fits !|
|Standing headroom under the roof :-)|
Thanks to a great crane operator the whole move went down very well. The boat stands a bit "tall" for the fore and aft trailer supports and had to be blocked-up, but some removeable pipe extensions will be made to bring them up higher, and match the center supports' height.
Time to finish off the shed, and then return to more boat work!
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