Our workshop had been perfect for what we needed, but we always knew there was a big snag! There was no way our 26ft coble would fit through the wee door to be moved to the harbour. It required real professional help to knock out the wall then lift the coble on to a trailer, then make the exiting journey down hill to her new home – STBF’s beautiful new Boatshed.
With the help of all the volunteers, everything went very smoothly and we breathed a big sigh of relief.
The icing on the cake was the special attention given to our coble by HRH the Duke of Kent at the official opening of STBF’s Boatshed.
We plan install the coble’s engine over the winter, ready for the grand launch at 2016’s Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in June. (Her name is till a secret at this point!)