White Egret spent most of January on the slip in English Harbour in
Antigua having her rudder skeg repaired.
This had started to flex on the Atlantic passage and could be moved
about an inch laterally with one's bare hands. Mark from Woodstock
rebuilt her, watched over by Nik of Small Ship Consultants. Moody
did the finishing work and she wash finally splashed again on 18th
January in time for us break some other gear (see later posts).
This is what the skeg looked like after a lot of grinding - still
showing water in the laminates:
but all is now shipshape and stronger than new.
Time to do some sailing and feel the breeze on one's back rather than
the relentless heat reflected off the concrete of the boatyard.