Back in the water again after a short visit to the boat yard

Vega works pretty hard every year and we try our best to keep her in top condition so you can imagine how happy we were when in the Klang river whole trees were banging against our hull in the 5-6 knot currents, then in Penang City Marina finding rows of big bolts sticking out of the piers under water also stripping away bottom paint. In any case the result was an unscheduled visit to Mr. Vims boat yard in Kantang, Thailand where we cleaned up the damaged areas and re-coated them with Jotun Sea Quantum Ultra bottom paint. It was a short visit as we had not budgeted for a haul out this year. The rest of the bottom was in perfect condition so only needed a few small things to have her back in the water. It is always a good feeling to know the hull is OK for another year, but how we will make up the money it cost us to haul out will be a big worry later in the year.

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