Mattina – A Week On The Hard

Before I blog, I want to say I’m thinking of everyone affected by the hurricane and wish them my best. We were lucky to be in a spot that Sandy missed.

So it may look like Matt is doing all the work, but that’s only because I took all the pictures. I just wanted to point out I worked hard too.

We arrived at the marina in St. Augustine on Wednesday and have been working hard to get ready to launch (yesterday – we are now in the water).

First up: Open of the boat and check she’s dry. Yup – very dry, making us very happy. We ran a de-humidifier over the summer to help.

Next: Wash the marina dirt off the boat.

Rub a Dub Dub, a Man, a Woman and a Dog in a (I won’t say tub) Lagoon 380 S2.

Once the boat was clean, we waxed the hulls.

After that, it was on to maintenance. We prioritized things that need to be done while the boat is out of the water. We won’t put the sails back up or deploy our safety gear until after we launch.

Matt changing the gear oil in the sail drive, maintaining the props and changing zincs.

We hired marina staff to paint the bottom of Mattina. We scrubbed the dinghy and painted its bottom with the same bottom paint used on Mattina.

The last step: Check thru hulls are clear and working.

Today is the day we’ve been waiting for. We launch this morning and then we move on board.

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7 thoughts on “Mattina – A Week On The Hard

  1. Glad to hear you are back in the water! We are looking at leaving around November 8. Hurricane Sandy backed us up a few days but all was fine. Looking forward to seeing you!

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  2. Mattina looks ship-shape! I’m glad the nasty weather missed you, but I join you in thinking of those who are struggling the aftermath of the hurricane.
    Happy launch date! 🙂

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