Better Days: Boat hoist

The rusty boat hoist at Mahukona, on the Big Island of Hawaii
The rusty boat hoist at Mahukona, on the Big Island of Hawaii

This boat hoist, on the North Kohala coast, is used to launch small boats off trailers and into the water. I’ve featured it before (here), being engulfed by towering waves. All that salt water has undermined the integrity of the structure, but despite some large holes in the very rusty metal structure, people still launch boats here. All I can say is, I hope those boats are insured.

7 thoughts on “Better Days: Boat hoist

    1. Graham Post author

      Not much. I once worked on an oil tanker when a huge valve on a steam pipe blew out. Close examination showed the pipe consisted entirely of rust and many layers of paint!

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