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Funny, I thought we had already started an Al Shaheen topic ages ago?
Anyway, Al Shaheen is undergoing a major re-paint at Fox 's Boatyard in Ipswich, UK. They have been working on her since November last and should have finished her by the end of March. However, she is getting there and is now due for launch on 7 May.
They have had to remove a lot of the Treadmaster deck covering to address the problem of water penetration of the paint layer. All the affected areas have been ground back to bare metal and then grit blasted, primed and then filled/faired, etc. The teak cap rail has had to be removed and some of the cockpit teak plus many of the deck fittings, pulpit, pushpit, stanchions, guardrails etc. A lot of work!
I visited yesterday and she is looking fabulous. She may be late but Fox 's have made a superb job of her. Their workmanship is first class. Haven 't got the bill yet......!
Am not looking forward to a trip up the North Sea until the weather warms up a bit, but we have to be in Kiel for 1 June!