Friday, May 13, 2016

Haul Out at Isleta Marina in Puerto Rico

We hauled out yesterday here at Isleta Marina. Having no information on this marina, we were a bit apprehensive, but so far everything has gone well.

They did an underwater inspection to make sure the straps were just right before lifting Thistle even though we have sling marks on the hull.

We had quite a colorful tapestry of growth after only two month of not scrubbing the bottom.

And the prop was horrible. We could barely make 3 kts on the way over here.

But the yard had her scraped, washed off, and blocked up by 11:00am.
The next day the yard worker sanded while the Captain polished the topsides, then we waxed it. It looks pretty good from a few feet away, but the old girl really needs to be repainted. 
Tomorrow the priming and painting starts.

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