Late lift-in will take place on May 12. The long range weather forecast is chance of rain and winds 10 to 15 km/hr. Boats on the North wall will be lifted first followed by the remaining boats in the parking lot and boats on trailers. Jim Coffin will be lift supervisor.
We have about 40 boats to be lifted in on Saturday compared to 21 on the early lift-in. It is important that we keep things moving smoothly and safely. It is going to be a long day.
Make sure the power cord is removed and you have at least 30 ft taglines on the bow and stern. If you have a sailboat with the mast on, please have the backstay removed before the crane comes to lift you.
Boats on trailers will be lifted from the parking lot between lifts from cradles. Make sure you tell the Lift Supervisor that you want to be lifted. The lift supervisor will tell you when to back your boat to the crane. Trailers must be driven away as soon as the boat is off the trailer to allow the next trailer in.
My request for volunteers had an overwhelming response. We have people volunteered for every position. Thanks everyone. Sling crews please show up around 7:30 to help the crane set up and to take part in the pre-job briefing. If people are missing when the lift starts, we will assume you are not coming and let someone take your place. When you fill out the time sheet, please make sure it is complete with your name clearly legible. Last year we had people put in time sheets with no name, so it was difficult to credit them with the hours.
As usual, lunch will be served. Cathy still needs a few pots of chilli. Please let Cathy Lunn know if you intend to bring food. We had an assortment of really good food on first lift-in. If you intend to bring food, make sure Cathy knows on Facebook or email Cathy.