Hull – before

The boat was slipped for the first time in January 2014 at the Hobart slipway. An initial inspection revealed little damage and confirmed that generally the hull was in good condition. Some caulking was replaced and the anti foul replaced.

First slipping Jan 2014
First slipping Jan 2014

The second slipping occurred in Devonport in February 2016.The intention of this slipping was to give the hull and the drive chain a thorough inspection and overhaul. After haul-out the hull was cleaned and then sand blasted back to bare wood to remove all coatings.

Port side prior to work commencing
Port side prior to work commencing

A thorough inspection by shipwright Rudi Dahms showed several planks with Teredo worm damage. A large random selection of fastenings were removed from all sections of the hull and inspected for integrity. We found the percentage of damaged or corroded fastenings, particularly towards the stern to be unacceptable so decided to install over 2,500 new fastenings to ensure hull integrity.

Inspecting hull just out of the water
Inspecting hull just out of the water

The majority of the planking was in good condition and with proper maintenance should last for many years. There were some small areas in the stern which will need to be investigated further at our next slipping in 12 – 15 months time.

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