The Elton Moss widebeam, on show for sometime here at Overwater Marina, has been sold and was due to be taken on the low-loader down to the Kennet and Avon Canal.
Here are some pictures of the morning's lift and load.
Crane and lorry arrive at Overwater Marina
3 into 2 ?
I was told this weighs in at about 24 tons
Lining up the lifting cradle - driver plus 2 men did the job
This photo shows the lorry being extended to accommodate the length of the boat.
The low-loader lorry is called a trombone outfit!
The lorry was moved forward into position
There was a short delay - whilst some heavy steel plates were brought from the farm
This photo shows the steel plate spreading the weight under the outrig leg - this to protect the tarmac road
All ready for the lift
The lorry was then reversed under the boat
Carefully lowered into position