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Unloaded, ready to cruise – 717 viewsWhen you get to the bottom, the boat just floats off the straps and you go on your way.
Cables used for the Big Chute Lock – 501 viewsFour cables on huge spools...Kris, the lock attendant told us one of them could do the we should feel safe. He also said they stress tested it at teh beginning of every season...including this one.
Going down – 585 viewsShot from the back of the boat as we were going down the hill on the tracks.
Double tracks – 613 viewsClose up inspection of the two tracks...
Empty Carriage – 667 viewsInspection time before we pulled MemoryMaker onto it
Going down...down...down – 733 viewsDidn't look it, but the boat was fairly level...due to the double tracks that it was riding on.
Inspection time – 620 viewsKris, the lock attendant volunteered to look under the boat while it was out of the water. Dave laid on the swim platform and check the outdrives...everything is A ok on the MemoryMaker
Looking down – 588 viewsView from way up
Looking out the front – 676 viewsView from MemoryMaker as we were descending...
Old one – 579 viewsNew carriage and tracks were built in the late 70's. This one was barely large enough for our boat. The one we rode could trap in 4 large vessels.
Railway track – 569 viewsTwo tracks, one higher than the other are used to move the carriage over. The difference in height is there to keep boats fairly level. The track holding the bow of the boat is higher.
Loading the boat behind us – 660 viewsTodd and his son are coming in slow...the carriage has been lowered in the water...we're already strapped in place in front of the Monterey boat.
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