Njord in the travel hoist
23 August 2019 | Gouvia Marina Yard
Njord on her way to be re-launched.
This year we had to change the antifoul paint as the Hempel Hard Racing Blue is no longer produced. Hempel has a new compatible product and they confirmed it was ok to use on top of our existing antifoul. It is important to have a compatible product unless you go back to the gelcoat. The yard in Lagos explained all this to us and infact did a test for us (not on Njord). Usually the chandleries in Europe sell a different brand - International Antifoul Paint, but we can get Hempel easily, we just have to order it. And of course it is more expensive. But at least we know it hasn't been sitting around on a shelf and is fresh paint. Our new brand is Stoppani NoaNoa Endurance, Marine Blue which uses Hempel technology.
Njord went super fast once she was launched and we got at least an extra knot & a half from her on our way back to Sicily from Corfu.