Back to La Paz
Trish and I returned to Novara about 10 days ago and immediately set about getting her ready for the onward journey. After a couple of days spent re-commissioning engines systems, etc we took her to the local Boatyard to be hauled out.
With little time in Camden in 2014 to strip the many layers of anti-foul we took the opprtunity to have the old stripped completely, the hull heavy sanded and any minor damage repaired and then a new hard coat anti-foul applied.
The end result is a much smoother, harder finish that should withstand some of the knocks we are likely to inflict when we head through the channels of patagonia and Tierra del Fuego and then Antarctica.