Monday, July 15, 2013

Suva catamaran haul-out update

LightSpeed would have been sporting new bottom paint at this moment, but the tidal range last week was weak.  After a fair bit of running around Suva last week I had all the necessary parts to lift LightSpeed by her underwing fabricated and  fitted to the Royal Suva Yacht Club marine railway.  Hoping to haul the boat last Friday we rolled the rail into the water and found much to our disappointment that we'd need 10cm more water than the 1.7m high tide offered.   Finding a higher tide is no problem, but coordinating the tide with working hours at the RSYC, jockeying for position with other users of the railway and avoiding a conflict with guests who arrive tomorrow will push the haul we hoped to complete last week to maybe August 19th.