Originally Posted by silver heels
I'm driving down to Pensacola
tomorrow to be the first in line on Monday to be hauled. Pensacola
Shipyard will usually haul until hurricane
When our catamaran
was built in France
, they installed four lifting points on the deck
that were through bolted to chainplates in structural bulkheads. All that was required to lift
Exit Only onto the shore was four chains that are thirty feet long, and a crane that can lift
I knew that I would sail around the world in Exit Only, and I had those lifting points installed so that we could be lifted out of the water
locations. Many smallish islands have cranes that are large enough to lift us in an emergency
. Those lifting chainplates were part of our ultimate survival strategy.
I have been lifted with those chainplates at least four times. They cost a couple of thousand dollars to install, but I felt they were worth the investment.