05 April 2011 | Peakes Boatyard, Chaguaramas, Trinidad
Michele/clear and sunny
An early start with Nic going off to get a second load of cheap fuel from the fishing dock. He wants to leave the tanks full while we are away to avoid condensation and with the torrential rain we had yesterday afternoon, only one trip was possible.
We were in the travel lift and out of the water just after 8am. Then came the pressure wash, tragic to see hundreds of dollars of paint being washed off! The hull is in reasonable condition although with two colours of antifounling showing through spattered with the white calcified remains of our barnacles it has an interesting look.
We were moved to our first position here, over the drainage ditch by the front gate. We attract a lot of attention here because it's not a normal place for boats - it's a temporary spot for us to work on the keel.