The Dove getting ready for the winter season 2021-2022
The Dove spent September and October in Trinidad hauled out of the water and having a refit after waiting 18 months for Trinidad to open their borders. Nearly 3 years since we last hauled out here at Peakes and over 20,000 miles of water under the keel, up to Bermuda, Maine, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Labrador and the west coast of Greenland way above the Arctic circle and having experienced a direct hit from hurricane Dorian up in Nova Scotia.
Some photos of Life at Peakes boat yard.
Taking the sails off to bring to Soca sails loft for checking and minor repairs
checking our sails at Soca sail loft
Resealing hatches, and installing new solar panels
Servicing the Windlass, new standing rigging fittings, new swim platform, changing a seacock and marking the anchor chain
Working, working, 10 days of polishing the topsides and varnishing the brightwork
Crazy high temperatures in Trinidad this year, over 100F on many days, making it unbearable to work outside after 9am
Antifouling paint and new zinc anodes
Refurbishing the work cabin and the anchor locker, living in a state of upheaval
Repairing a hole in the keel from when we hit a rock up in Nova Scotia on our way to Greenland
Breakfast of Doubles, The Dove about to be launched, refuelling, Scotland Bay before heading north, celebrating with a bottle of champagne
27.10.2021 Martinique Justyna Kramer and Larry Tyler