by: Ian Moody
And thus it was that our three intrepid adventurers, Chris, Chris and Vince, set out on their brave mission, accompanied only by a small metal handle and a couple of hangers-on.
Objective number one: Load workboat Stuart onto the newly repaired boat trailer at the Pike Lock slipway.
Objective number two (slightly more ambitious): Launch workboat Stuart at the imaginary slipway at Whitminster in preparation for forthcoming WRG visits.
Objective number one was soon accomplished. The trailer performed perfectly. The rollers rolled, the winch winched and the frame stayed, erm, framey. Tick!
So off to Whitminster we went. We soon agreed upon the location of the imaginary slipway and the trailer backed up, all green with excitement.
Vince attached a rope and tried, in vain, to launch Stuart using only the power of thought.