Naked Lady

Today, Seraphim was stripped even further. I drove down to Hayling Yacht Company, with the intention of adjusting fenders and lines before the oncoming storm. However, due to the tide being out, it was impossible to adjust the fenders that were tight between the dock and the hull. So I decided to start on the main sail.

Due to the superb design and use the Frederiksen ball bearing sliders and battens, it proved to be a long job. Each batten holder and sail attachment had to be unscrewed and disassembled. Although time consuming, this task isn’t performed often, and the benefits outweigh determents of disassembly. Once in use the sail comes down in seconds and effortlessly , even at the oddest of angles.

Once the sail and sail cover was removed,  I was motivated and there was no stopping me. Moving on to removing the boom vang and eventually the boom itself.

I was happy to have completed this before the imminent high winds and storm, predicted for the next few days.

Frederiksen Sail Sliders
Batten holder and ball joint to slide connector

After – Naked Seraphim

Seraphim Repairs and Painting

After spending the weekend in Yarmouth with Jacques, I decided to take advantage of a weather windows and afternoon high water, and take Seraphim to Sailing Yacht Company. This is where Seraphim will undergo repairs a repaint and have some solar panels fitted.

The sail from Yarmouth was exceptional, with favourable winds all the way. We slipped lines just before 0900 and were at our new temporary berth at 1330.

The entrance to Hayling Yacht Company is shallow and even with a lifting keel one has to be careful. When we entered at 1300 our depth towards the marina went down to 1.1m.

Tide times and heights
Entry route into Hayling Yacht Company

We were welcomed with open arms and allocated our temporary berth of C27. I should be here for a week or two, until Seraphim gets lifted for the repairs.

I went down the next day to remove the tender, head sail, sprayhood and small odds and sods. Even this took half a day, but slowly slowly catch your monkey.

Seraphim at her drying berth C27