The Captain's blog
Apr 2013

More wanton destuction

The warm sunny weather allowed us to really crack on with removing the external timber work. We've removed 561screws so far. It's back-breaking work but it needs to be done! If anybody knows how many screws were used on average in a Seamaster 27 we'd love to know. Full story here…

Finally a break in the weather...

At last we've been able to get some work started on the boat. We have also taken the decision not to have her craned back in this spring. The boatyard kindly craned her off her blocks and moved her onto the hard-standing. They'll re-launch her using their hydraulic trailer when we're ready. You can see what we've been up to here…

You can see Merikala being craned onto the hardstanding in the picture below. This picture was a screen grab from our marina's webcam – very useful for keeping an eye on the boat.

Merikala crane

As always seems to be the case with boats, the job is always bigger than you first envisaged. Once we started to remove the interior panelling, the extent of the water ingress became very evident! Read the full story here...