Bought the keel yesterday. It was a small adventure on an absolutely beautiful sunny day. I got to meet a great guy and he says he’ll guide me if I need help getting through the keel rehab. Here are a couple of links he suggested.
I have to be able to move the keel around myself, including unloading it once I got home. I decided to put wheels on the keel pallet and that should let me roll it down the ramp. So I took everything I could think of that I might need. Here I have beefed up the pallet with 2×4’s and then added wheels.
Then he loaded the pallet into Mrs. CapnRehab’s horse trailer.
A short drive to his house to pick up some parts, and then head for home and unload. Here is how it looks at the rehabitat. Yes Charlotte, I got the blue one 🙂
The best laid plans… Things didn’t go quite as planned while unloading. Hit a bump and the wheels stopped but the keel didn’t. Yanked the nails right out.
ALL the wheels came off. I muscled it over to a temporary pallet so I could repair the wheels. I’m glad somebody invented the lever.
It turns out it isn’t that hard to move the keel around one side at a time. I can’t even pick up one end, but I can slide it over – that’s all I needed.
Soon to be joined…. stay tuned.
(OK, not so soon, I have a lot of projects going on right now)
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