Skippy is indeed home! Albeit next door overnight!

There will be European championship football in July when I rather doubt anything “will come home” unfortunately….

Anyway, Skippy is on the drive, we’ve moved the mast blanks round to my drive and double checking we definitely need to take a chunk off the trailer tongue as there is not quite enough room to get him round to our rear drive as it is a bit tight with right angle turns!

I’ve got some long 5mm steel plate pre-drilled ready to go so I mark up the position where I’m going to cut off the tongue.

This is made a bit more difficult by the requirement to keep the winch / mast support and the dolly wheel still usable and takes a few minutes experimenting and double checking.

I drill the side plates, then the top and bottom ones and end up being able to detach over 70cm from the front of the tongue which will make it easy to get Skippy onto our drive for initial sorting, final building and mast raising/lowering testing.

That is at least twice as strong as the draw bar itself – complete overkill.

But better safe than sorry!

Tomorrow we can now get him round on to our drive no problem.

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