Saturday, 30 September 2017

Haul Out Peperation

With Shamrock's planned haul out day rapidly approaching the crew has been busy lowering both masts, removing the rudder and other items no longer required. Although the main mast is lowered and ready to be offloaded mechanical assistance is required to complete this task.

Mizzen mast rigged ready to assist in the lowering of the main mast.

Main mast lowered and removed from its tabernacle.

Deck winch rigged ready to lower the mizzen mast.

Taking up the slack.

Mizzen mast lowered and resting on a temporary roller.

Both masts ready for offloading.

Mizzen offloaded and stowed.

Rudder ready to be hauled out on the next spring tide.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Songs For Shamrock Night

Despite the best efforts of the changeable weather, Sunday nights 'Songs for Shamrock' went ahead and proved to be a great success thanks to the ‘Polperro Fishermen's Choir’ and ‘Mike & Tilly Music’ for the interval music. Shamrock was dressed ready to be used as the stage for the singers but, due to the heavy showers, the venue was moved to Shamrock's boat shed. The estimated attendance of 100 plus managed to squeeze into the shed and the evening raised over £1,400 towards Shamrock's upkeep. A heartfelt “Thank you” to everyone who attended.

Abandoned stage
Standing room only.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

It's Been A Quiet Week!

Mud cleared and slipway track laying completed.
Shamrock's cradle tested. Champagne corks popped. 

Monday, 4 September 2017

Proposed Haul Out Day

After consulting the tide time tables the spring tide of Friday 6th October has been pencilled in as Shamrock's haul out day. This will allow time for the slipway track to be completed with the last two sections needing to be cut to their respective sizes and laid. Once completed Shamrock's cradle can be moved to the bottom of the slipway track to check it rolls freely and gauge the minimum tide height required to float Shamrock onto the cradle. The amount of silt that the river Tamar deposits on the slipway also means that it will need to be cleaned at least twice more before haul out day, once before laying the final sections of track and the day before haul out. Both of Shamrock's masts are also scheduled to be lowered and removed before the move.

From no mud to this in six days.