Today was the day Grey Viking got lifted out of the water for her annual maintenance and it turned out to be a quite a morning. For some reason the weather fairy sent bitterly cold conditions and lashing of snow so by the time we had got the boat round to the other side of the marina, navigated the lock had the boat lifted and then pressure washed and moved into the tent (which took ages due to her height and resulted in a few heads being scratched) we were well and truly frozen and wet through. The good news is though that she is looking good and she isn’t going to need a lot of work to get her looking pristine.
The time had flown by and it was already lunchtime so we headed off to McDonald’s to get a hot drink, something to eat and a chance to warm up a bit.
Feeling a little warmer we headed back to tent to make an assessment of what we would need to complete all the jobs this coming week and then headed off to pick up the supplies.
New Sea Cocks, clips and pipes – all the sanding and polishing gear – anti-foul tools etc and a lighter wallet sees us all set for a busy day tomorrow.
We will hopefully get a chance to take some photos to share with you over the next couple of days when the hands are not too cold to hold the camera.