craig48uk 8:01pm, 21 July 2009
I've pushed the season far enough and after being in the water 11 months Chiron is finally high and dry on her trailer.
The last few days have seen 2 Tropical Waves come through, nothing major but we have a steady 25 knots gusting 35+ today. I've had 2 sails in the sailmakers already from the charter fleet, so you know it's blowing! When the waves breed Depressions, then Storms it's time for my little 7m to be in her keel pit and snugged down!
Been a fairly successful season, never use the boat as much here as the UK due to daylight hours, but I managed 2 races/regattas, a bunch of daysails and the 6 days away in May, so I'm fairly pleased.
Another reason for hauling, other than the antifouling ceasing working, is that the crane we use is off to a construction site and I'd have been left afloat, but it all worked out.
No real breakages, just a twisted bow pulpit from some unknown backboneless jerk doing a hit and unwelcome $200+ repair probably.
No massive plans for haulout period, except to drill a new hole for the depthsounder, replace some jammers, repair the pulpit and strengthen up the removable outboard bracket. The new Tohatsu Sailpro is giving the bracket a big workout and I need to redo the shims and maybe add some additional strengthening.
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