We got up early in the morning and took the boat to the service dock. We had passed the mast crane several times in last week and we where worried the it might be to weak and that the wires and winches was rusty and i a bad shape. The crane does not lift the mast from the top as it is only 8 meters tall so I took us some time to figure out how to do the lift. Since I never lift the mast by the spreaders I climbed the mast and put a sling around it about 1 meters above the spreaders and tied the sling down with two halyards. Kevin and his colleague who works at the marina had came to help us out and with four people the lift when surprisingly smooth and our concern about the crane turned out to be unwarranted. Then we roped the boat over to the lifting dock where Kevin placed the slings under the boat.
With wobbly memories from lifting the boat with a mobile crane in sweden i was very impressed over how stable the lifting frame lifted the boat and once above the water Kevin shifted the old V8 into wheel drive and we moved to the layup with the boat hanging only 30 cm above ground. After placing and securing the stands Belzebub was on the hard again, but this time an the other side of the Atlantic.