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This will be an event involving a single swan pedal boat.
We have on many occassions lowered the swan onto various different points along the canal using a group of 6 people.
The vessel is 10 foot long and 5 foot wide. It can support a maximum of 5 passengers.
eg The vessel will be managed at all times by myself, John O'Shea (co-director Re-Dock Community Interest Company Public Realm Art Events 5 years experience / 2 years experience operations for Open Source Swan Pedalo project including advising to BBC for Leeds and Liverpool Canal Challenge and leading on “Swan Pedalo Broadcasts” project on Barrow Canal.)
eg Access/egress has been given careful consideration. Pedal boat will be carefully lowered into canal, nose first and raised from the water nose first with the aid of a lanyard. Carpet is to be placed at Canal edge to aid transit and protect vessel/launch point. (Procedure performed many dozen times in previous projects.) This will take place via access point beside Hacienda apartments and will be conducted by 6 experienced individuals on each occasion.