Day 27: More boat jobs

Purple Mist
Skippers: Kate Cope / Claire Dresser
Tue 11 Oct 2022 23:35
Today was more boat jobs interspersed with a lovely lunch and delicious dinner.
The boat is now ready for lift out on Thursday. Ian was hard at work scrubbing the decks until they sparkled. The squid ink is proving a bit tough to remove so I’m hoping the sunshine will bleach out the stain. Ian also modified the cover for the EFOY locker so the 10l canister can fit as it seems they are a bit taller than the 5l. I replaced the sail batten prodder on the bow sprit after it had a little accident with S/Y Olliver back on a windy anchorage and generally sorted all the gear on the boat inside.
Tomorrow we are free for a bit of sightseeing and getting my passport stamped so we can fly out Friday back to the UK.
Yes Purple Mist will be left all alone out of the water in a Spanish Boatyard. She has been learning Spanish so she can chat to the other boats around her and I’m leaving the penguins to keep her company . Actually it all depends on whether she can fit in a “small” cradle as that’s all they have. If not I’m not sure about plan B as the marina has no room for her to be in the water and the boat yard has no large cradle for a few weeks but let’s not worry about that I’m the smallest boat in the marina so I’m sure the small cradle will be fine.
Thursday we will recoat the pink rudders with new antifoul and change the saildrive anodes and then she is ready to race in January.


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