All interesting stuff gents but particularly like 'Anchorhandler's' escapade....
Quote 'It was never load tested to take the weight of a chubby fecker like me bouncing up and down on it during the fitting out process
I guess from your user name that you probably work offshore, like myself, so will be intimately acquainted with the finer points of load-testing and the part that Health & Safety, risk assessment, method statements, et al plays in our lives out here these days, bobbing about on the oggin.
I'd love to send your pic of the incident, together with your 'witness testimony' to your on-board HSE Advisor together with a copy of your Incident Report and join you pissing yourself laughing at the incongruity of it all! The angle of the splayed castor provides a clue as to the forces/masses at work!
Joking aside, your boat looks great and I'm VERY interested to note that you traded in a 6.5 Vipermax to pursue a Sea Rider restoration. I'm on the cusp of deciding the exact spec of a new Vipermax and you've now thrown a giant spanner into the thought process!!
New Vipermax versus Sea Rider 5.4 restoration? Hmmmmmmm, a whole new thread beckons.....