How to check your boat hull

Do you know how to check your boat hull? It’s an unnerving moment when you get to see your hull out of the water, especially after two years with no haul-out.

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How to prepare for your boat haul out

How to prepare for boat haul out? What should you do before you haul your boat, and how can you be best prepared? We list the jobs that you should do before you get there in the first of our boatyard mini series

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Looking for our next boatyard

What are its benefits and does the boat yard do good work? These are the two main reasons for checking out any boatyard before you make the decision to haul out for maintenance and repair work.

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Hauling Out In Gulf Craft

The Maldivian island of Thilafushi was infamously documented in the BBC series Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve. Venturing onto this island Reeve was pictured gagging as he made his way around the huge burning rubbish tip where refuse is constantly smouldering. Reeve spent most of his time swallowing flies on his visit here. Would our visit to Thilafushi be any different?

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A Bad Case Of The Pox

A week in a boat yard is never much fun, and after hauling Esper our misery was compounded by the discovery of some serious osmosis (water ingress). The joy of sailing the idyllic Maldives went out the window, at least for a few hours, as we inspected the water blisters covering many parts of the hull. Experts reassure us that osmosis isn’t as bad as people believe, but when you see the pictures of our rudder you might think twice before agreeing with them.

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