After sailing more than 20 000 nm we decided to haul out Umadum in Carriacou (Grenada). Was it the best place for refitting a catamaran? Now we can say – NO! And you’ll see why. We expected to stay on the yard for about 3 monts, but in turned into a daymare for 6 months.
So many projects have done on our performance cruising catamaran:
- Fairing the hulls with 2 parts marine epoxy
- Spray painting the hulls
- Painting decks, cockpit, salon, toilet, one cabin
- Repairing one engine
- Replacing rudder bearing
- Replacing standing rigging
- Applying Coppercoat Antifouling
- Making new storage shelves
- Replacing all the thru-hull fittings
- Installing in new Lavac toilet instead of not working Jabsco
- Making a new mainsail cover
- Making a gallery on the boom to support the mainsail
- Replacing anods
- Resealing all side hatches
- Servicing dinghy outboard engine
- And dozens other minor boatworks
So you can use this list as the essential sailboat repair checklist.
And everything worked in so called GMT time – GRENADA MAYBE TIME. Which means – waiting, waiting, waiting. Waiting for the boat spare parts, waiting for workers to come and work.
Finally after 176 days on the boatyard in Carriacou we decided to stop rennovation of our catamaran and launch the boat. Not all painting work on the boat has been completed, but enough is enough. We were very happy with painting the hulls, but 6 months were more than enough for our painter to finish all work. So we decided that we’ll finish the rest of painting by ourselves later. Why? Becaues we wanted to start sailing again!
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