Photo taken during refit June 2015, hull blasted back to steel

The hull was built with 6mm plate steel in Larnaca, Cyprus. Ultrasound measurements taken as part of the survey in 2014 showed thickness no less than 4mm and the only suspicious area (10x20cm) was cut out and rewelded during the refit at Fox’s boatyard in 2015. All redundant through-hull fittings were sealed at the same time. The hull was grit-blasted back to metal beneath the waterline and professionally repainted. All anodes were replaced with new.

The interior of the forecabin was blasted and professionally repainted at the same time.

Interior of front cabin after grit blasting, and before relining and bed/water tank inserted.

This was – in part –due to salt water from the anchor locker so a new system to carry any saltwater back to a reservoir in the heads was created at the same time. There has been no further evidence of corrosion since then.

The original rudder stock mechanism was found to have corroded and so was replaced with new stainless steel bearings with acetal bushels. Grease-nipples were installed allowing for regular lubrication (performed on monthly basis).

Photo taken May 2016, antifouling in St Martin