We are back in Viareggio with the wind and the rain!! Eilean was lifted out of the water on the 30th October so that we can carry out the work required for our 5 year survey under RINA. Amongst other things this involves lifting the fuel and water tanks out of the bilges so that a full inspection can be made of the hull, both inside and out. We also have to check every through hull fitting, dismount and service a number of the on board pumps and the propellors and shafts.
At the same time we continue to varnish in the shelter of our container/workshop and other normal winter maintenance.
I will send in more pictures during the winter of jobs being carried out as and when they occur.