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|Last updated: Friday, 29 October, 2004 12:51|
Below is Tom's excellent description of how to operate the dig.
There are now 3 trays in use:
There is also a new thicker rope for dragging across Severn Beach.
Each tray has a sling with a krab attached (I think we left the krabs there), and each drag rope has a knot in the middle. Instead of tipping spoil from one tray into another at the exchange point at the drop, you now just unclip it from one rope and onto the other.
Before each full tray of spoil is hauled out, an empty tray is sent down to the dig face. The digger unclips it from the rope and clips his full tray onto the rope. This way the digger always has an empty tray at his side.
With 7 people this worked brilliantly as we could have 2 people at the drop and a person just behind the digger hauling and exchanging the trays. We even had 2 people up at Severn Beach disposing of spoil which was pure luxury!!
It still also worked well with 4 people for the last hour or two though:
Tom Foord, Cardiff, 14 June 2004