THE REFIT - PART I
After purchasing her in Auckland 'as is where is' in December 2015, we spent a few weeks getting her ready for the trip and sailed her up to Whangarei in January 2016. Due to a draft of 3.83m we had a few challenges ahead before we could haul her at Norsand boatyard where she underwent her refit. First we had to remove the rigging and generator at Port Nikau in preparation for the first haul out at Port Whangarei Marine Center to remove the keel and rudder. After this very brief 4 day haul out, we re-launched an hour after removing the keel and she sat on anchor for a week before her final haul out at Norsand Boatyard where she sat sheltered in with an extensive scaffold structure around her and under shrinkwrap for the majority of the time of the refit.