Sennen Cove Lifeboat Station
Construction Works during 2009


Week Commencing 2nd March

Plans for this week include continuing preparation of the granite plinths to take the new pre-cast concrete piers which will hold the new launch slipway. Works will continue in the boathouse to excavate an area of the boathouse floor in preparation for a base for the new
hydraulic tipping cradle.

Construction of a temporary access slipway into the boathouse from the old slipway to the west of the short slipway continues this week with further concrete `pours` planned for Tuesday and Thursday.

Again during this week it is anticipated that only small amounts of spoil will be pulled over Cove Hill using a small dumper.



Monday 2nd March.
The splendid spell of fine weather is breaking down and Norman Salvesen left the Cove at 1530 this afternoon, arriving Newlyn at 1615.
The poor weather looks like keeping Norman in Newlyn for the rest of this week at least. It will give us a chance to give her a good clean up after two and a half weeks on the moorings.

5th March
Work on excavating the lifeboathouse floor well under way. A large area of the floor has to go down by a metre to form a pit for the new hydraulic tipping cradle.
The access platform is growing, with another pour of concrete due tomorrow. Once the works are completed, it is planned to add a flowery canopy to this area and to deck it out as a verandah relaxation area for geriatric coxswains. (Philpot & Terence !).

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