5 boats winched onto harbour for winter

As the wintery weather approaches, 5 boats have been winched out of the water and safely stored on the harbour for the winter.

The boats are winched up the slip then manually manoeuvred using spikes, rollers and bars. Depending on the size of the boat and where it’s going on the harbour, it requires 3-6 people who are experienced in the process to move each boat.

Leisure boats come out of the water for winter, whereas working boats tend to stay in the harbour, coming up for maintenance.

Boat manouevring
A team of experienced local fishermen manoeuvring the a boat into place: