22nd June 2005 Yesterday workers were stockpiling large bags of sand around sheet piling sealing of as best they could seawater so that the slipway which had suffered battering by rough seas over the years could be repaired.

By this morning sea conditions were calm enough to allow the top-most part of the damaged slipway to be poured with a 2 to 3  inch layer of concrete. It is hoped that by tomorrow concrete will be poured in the bottom part which is currently submerged by seawater.

Once the concrete has been poured then workers will lay steel reinforcing on top and more concrete will be poured. Once finished the slipway will be a solid slab of concrete almost 500mm (20 inches) thick.

Slipway prior to sandbagging


Slipway after first concrete was poured



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