Maintenance treats for Njord
17 June 2020 | Marina di Ragusa
We may be in week 14 after the official UK lock down but Njord is still being loved. Several maintenance jobs are being done and this week she will have two small patches of caulking replaced on her teak deck. We were advised to make sure the caulking material was compatible with the original type of caulking. For a Malo teak deck we needed the product that does not require a primer. It was quite difficult to track down as this product was out of stock with all the usual retailers, but eventually we got some from Sweden.
Njord will have new safety equipment when we return. The danbuoy, safety light and jack stays, which are the deck life lines have all degraded in the UV rays. She also needed new taps in the galley and heads, which apparently look great.
We had her sails taken away for the winter for washing and any repairs so they are still in the sail loft. That's good news as when strong winds blow across the marina often the air is clouded with a fine orange sand and it "colours" the sails as it gets everywhere, even though we have sailbags and covers when the sails are on.