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Old 04-13-2011
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43,000 lb OOPS!

Nice day at the Yard Monday. Until the Travel lift fell through the travel lift slip pier. Fortunately, no one was injured and there was no boat in the sling.

It couldn't have happened at a worse time with everyone anxious to get their boats back into the pond. But the Hartge folks got busy and got it back on its feet with two cranes. It's in pretty good shape - needs quite a few small parts - electrical stuff that drowned, etc. And they've contracted to have the piers fixed and are scheduled to be back splashing boats by next Monday.

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The above pictures were all taken on Monday.

Below are pix taken earlier today (Wednesday, 4/13/2011) while the two cranes pulled it out.









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That makes for a really bad day. How old were the piers?
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That makes for a really bad day. How old were the piers?
1970's for the framing- later (but nobody knows for sure) when it was replanked.
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Sure makes one wonder how they got away with the last run with a boat hanging there!
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Wow! So glad that nobody was hurt!
Thanks for posting. Bet lots of folks are checking their planking now. Maybe prevent an encore somewhere.
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I'm amazed they got away with planking at all.. is that common over your way??

Over here, the side-piers on every marina I've ever been to all have solid concrete decks..
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Many I've seen use huge I beams that are like channel for the wheels. That, is once scary series of photos! "under the board walk.. board walk"
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If you look carefully, it appears that there is a beefier beam down the center of each pier, although wood, so that the planking didn't carry the travel lift load so long as the wheels were centered over the larger beam. Having said that, I have never seen a travel lift bay that was not steel.
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