2021 Haulout

Our insurance company wanted an out-of-water survey last year. I didn’t feel the need to clean the bottom since the pandemic was preventing travel. They agreed to wait till this spring. But when spring came, first, the boatyards were closed due to COVID restrictions, then, when restrictions were eased, the boatyards were overwhelmed by pent up demand.

The earliest appointment we could get was 31 May at Centro Nautico Alges, about nine miles down the Tagus River from our marina. It was timed to let us go down with the tide. The travel lift was ready for us when we arrived.

Ready to haul out at CNA

Ocean Dream had been in the water for 26 months. Except for the prop and shaft, she was remarkably clean. (more…)

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