Today, my favourite boatyard, Værftet Skive, lifted Svalen our of the water with the large crane in the main commercial harbour. Most of those concerned had been ion the Around Funen Race this weekend. Not much of a race it seems, due to lack of wind and water! She was quite dirty below the water line, as you can see from the first photo, but after three hours of pressure washing by your truly she cleaned up real good as the song goes. More hull cleaning tomorrow in store.
Here she is on the crane.
And here she is again in her trailer, and on the hard, after power washing with water.
yes she is actually blue!
Incidentally, Svalen is bout 25 Tonnes deadweight, so quite a lift for the crane, and always a nervous moment for those involved, especially when she is also full of “stuff” for the long voyage!