Monday, 6 July 2009

Nice erection Rog!
Managing to collar older brother Richard for a weekend we got the canopy built on what was the windiest weekend of the year, still it was now or never. I'd only seen my creation on a sheet of A4 paper and was amazed by the sheer size of thing as it came out the ground.

I built the canopy walls in two stages, the first (that bolted to the sill plate) being head height and the second stage (eaves) so it would clear the gunwale of the boat. Next we built the scaffold towers up and got the roof on, then ran vertical braces from the eaves of the canopy to the base of the cradle for abit of insurance against the weather conditions

Both Rik and i walked across the road to view our weekends work.

I'd be lying if i said i wasn't already having doubts about complaints, and sure enough it wouldn't be long.............................

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