After sitting on land for one month after Hurricane Ian ripped her from the dock and blew her ashore, TowBoatUS arrives in an attempt to lift Happy Ours off her perch in the neighbors yard and put her back in the water.
The 60 ton crane was pushed to the limit. A 2006 Meridian 341 sport bridge weighs 18500 pounds dry. With fuel, water and gear it’s weight can be well over 20000 pounds. There was also an undetermined amount of water still trapped in the bilge due to the precarious angle the boat was sitting at. No one knew how much more that would weigh, and the distance from shore was an issue. Will it survive? Will it sink?
Many thanks to the crew from TowBoat US who worked this feat!