I guess we could argue about what’s the worst boat yard job all day, especially around the ‘table of bollocks’. How about cleaning the bilge or replacing seacocks? Grinding and sanding the hull and servicing the holding tank can’t be anybody’s favourite pastimes.
Saying goodbye to the puppies and dogs was a big wrench, but it was time to drop back into the water for new adventures.
Can you paint in the rain? Having spent longer than originally planned, we were now well and truly into the transition period and storms were rolling in.
You asked us to talk more on the subject of getting rid of rats on a sailboat. So here’s the full low-down on the scourge of all boats.
…there were just a few jobs to finish before we could start applying the anti-foul. The idea was to get the shaft and whole drive system back in place, but the exercise was proving more difficult that we had anticipated…
Sailboats are seldom hauled out to do one job. And we know that once we start looking seriously underneath SY Esper, all kinds of problems we hadn’t anticipated will reveal themselves and get added to that ever-expanding list.