Little Bear Westsail 32 refit: Salvage and an update Blog # 115

Arrrrr me hearties. Welcome aboard.

It’s not every day you see something like this:


That is a high-hoe excavator. It was being used to place large rocks along the dyke.

There is a dam not far upstream that tends to stop the river flowing an the reduction of current is slowly silting up the river. However, someone thought it a good idea to reinforce the dyke to stop any erosion. I don’t know if the excavator slipped or if the bank gave way, or if the rocks slipped but the end result was that the excavator ended up in the water. At high tide. Just deep enough to cover the engine. 😦

Needless to say the excavator needed to be retrieved and taken away. I assume for repair but maybe for scrap, who knows. But it was an interesting process that I thought I would share.

I also give a little update on the state of the refit.

As always fair winds, following seas, and God bless.

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