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Hauling out with a nasty surprise-11/6/22


It’s been two years since Athena was hauled out of the water. The fact that two years have gone by is insane. It feels like Mads was putting that last coat of copper on the hull yesterday. We did not plan on putting her up on the hard this week. We had a few stainless jobs meant to get done, but we figured those would be quick jobs while tied up near a yard. Someone recommended Marina Meira, a yard with a stainless guy up the Ria Vigo. The yard only offered to haul out because they do not have a place to tie up. We were initially hesitant until we got a quote for hauling out, and our minds quickly changed. The yard charges $130 for the haul-out and $14 daily. We were amazed by the price. It was far cheaper than Denmark and the UK. Although it was not free, it was a great price compared to what we’ve seen before, so we figured it might be a good time to check the bottom and inspect the rudder, so out we went.


In the Video:

Propeller Anti-fouling:


Mads Tools:


Oscillating Multi-tool Tool

Bosch Circular Hand Saw

Bosch 150 Turbo Sander:

Bosch Drill and Impact Driver: