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Maiden begins to look like a yacht again

It’s been a busy week on board Maiden at Hamble Yacht Services Refit and Repair, with a number of trades now engaged on deck, down below, and on the hull below the waterline.

The painters have primed Maiden: and are now applying filler now as they work on getting a smooth finish before painting and antifouling the hull.

There’s been a clear up on deck and down below! The shipwrights are now working on installing the bulkheads aft in the areas for the toilet, nav station and galley.

The forepeak is nearly finished. This is underneath the forward hatch and is where sails, ropes and lines plus the anchor and chain will be stored. The bilge pumps are also being installed, one in each of the four watertight compartments, and fitting out of the machinery space for generator and the water-maker has begun.

The sails have arrived from Doyle New Zealand and are being finished off at the company’s loft at Universal Marina at Bursledon on the River Hamble.

Maiden is beginning to look like a yacht again!

Thank you everyone for your support

Tracy Edwards