Originally Posted by Exit door
Hi my yacht has been beached in Savusavu, unfortunately there is no communication in this town yet to ascertain the extent of boat damage! If I am lucky and keel
is in order and no major holes could anybody tell me the best way to get her back in the water bearing in mind there will be no cranes at this stage
Where she is lying she sits about 60-100 ft from deep water ( maybe)
I'm thinking that possibly clearing a path and dragging her towed into deep water on her hull
She's a fin keel skeg
Any materials used to try and protect hull
and bottom! Any techniques to achieve this? Any ideas?
I will be there on Wednesday!
Any ideas greatly appreciated
I wish you luck refloating your lady.
Just a quick comment ... about eighteen months ago a 40ft Bavaria
came adrift during a 50kt squall in Port Stephens and ended up on a sandy beach. A visual inspection
at the time revealed no obvious damage and when she was refloated the skipper
continued on his voyage.
About 10 hours out of Pt Stephens (in pretty boisterous conditions I'm told) there was a load bang and he saw pieces of the rudder
floating away into the distance - it had delaminated and only the rudder
stock and s/s frames remained.
He was fortunate to get a tow to Coffs Harbour where he had to wait three months for a new rudder to be supplied from Bavaria
- the insurance
company wouldn't permit
a repair and insisted on a replacement.
The lesson here is that not all damage is immediately obvious.
Good luck ... hope you are back on the water soon