We had hoped to manage a less costly haul out in the Bahamas on a sandy beach and it nearly happened. But Nev got injured and couldn't work, so here we are in Maine at Walter Greene's yard near Yarmouth. Greene's are extra pleasant to deal with and it is like multihull heaven here, but the crane is an outside hire and it is expensive. We are using 8 strops 2 inches wide and 14 feet long which we carry with us in case of emergency need to haul because cranes are available all over the world and wide travel lifts are not. The strops will be placed in the choke configuration just inboard of each hull on the four biggest crossbeams. We hauled last time here (4 years ago) and it worked well. Photos can be seen by going to tiki46.com and clicking on Peace IV images. This is Clifton Thompson's website.
I really hope that someday Nev and I will be able to haul Peace for free on a sandy beach in the Bahamas. I do hope some folks who have done this with a large Wharram and gotten the boat well above the water line will give specifics here. On the beach we want to use there is a friend with a Bob Cat.
Ann and Nev