August 27, 2010-Bottom Cleaning at Telaga
wingssail images-fredrick roswold
We could either haul the boat at Rebak's boatyard and have them pressure wash it or scrub it ourselves but one way or the other the bottom needed cleaning.
Plus we needed fuel and Telaga Harbor has both a fuel dock and a clean anchorage.
So we went to Telaga for a few days.
We filled up the tanks at their fuel dock and then we anchored in the anchorage and scrubbed the bottom.
It took around 3 hours, all told, me doing the prop and the lower bits and Judy doing the waterline and down several feet. It surprised me after I did the keel and rudder how little of the rest of the bottom was left for me to do; Judy had reached down at least five feet along the full length of both sides. It seems that her fitness level is pretty good and I think mine is OK too. Cleaning the bottom of a 43 foot boat with a scrub pad and just snorkle and mask, and fins tests that in short order. Anyhow I finished the middle of the bottom and we were done.
Both of us working together; just as we always have.
The way it should be.
So now we have a full fuel tank, a clean bottom,
Pierre arrives next week. What more do we need?
Stay tuned, more adventures to come.
Fred & Judy, S/V Wings, Langakwi, Malyasia
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