john martin <symoondog@...>
I spent 26 years "on the waterfront" We lifted any thing that came along including locomotives, hugh trucks, boats, you name it. You may suggest a few things to the dock boss but the decision is his to make. Trust me, he won't damage your boat. He has a mixture of cables, spreader bars, hooks and cradles to lift any thing. He does not want to scratch your boat, his job and reputation depends on it. The dock gang and the ship gang will be watching the boat as its lifted to make sure the mast and rigging clears everything, its there job. It will be gently placed in a cradle and lashed down. Trust these guys. We never dropped a boat. John, "Moon Dog" SM 248
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 05:29:43 +0000
Subject: Re: [Amel] Yacht Transport via SevenStar Yacht Transport Maldives to Turkey
I previously told the transport company about the chin plate lift-points and they said that the "loadmaster" will make the final decision for the company on using them.
I have looked at the chain plate lifting points and in fact the Main Mast chain plate lift point is about 0.75 meter aft of the Main...the Mizzen plate is even with the Mizzen. Visualize two cranes...1 forward, 1 aft. The cranes have a lifting boom which supports either a strap to go under the hull, or two cables - one from the lifting boom to the port chain plate and one from the lifting boom to the starboard chain plate. The triadic has to be removed -OR- the lifting boom has to be higher than the main mast to clear the Triadic.
I am not an engineer, but my guess is that all of this really depends on the scope of the lifting cranes when settling the boat onto the deck...certainly not an issue when the cranes swing out over the side to lift the boat, but at some point in the lift, the cranes have to really be reaching out in order to keep the lifting boom clear.
Thanks very much for your reply, but still hoping to find someone who has done it.
s/v BeBe, SM2k, #387
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