Les Voiles d’Antibes 2018

A superb 4 day regatta in the heart of the French Riviera. This year the wind was light all week, barely touching 10 knots throughout the regatta. Algue performed commendably but was classed with all the small lighter (mainly Meter Class) boats so didn’t stand much of a chance in those conditions. New sails look […]

Mast -reborn

The rig was taken out during the 3 week yard period. It was stripped of old varnish and inspected thoroughly. A small area of rot was found around an old plug. This was cut out and repaired with a Dutchman. The rest of the timber was found to be in fantastic condition considering its age. […]

Haul out

ALGUE spent 3 weeks out of the water. During this time the rig was removed and the interior from the mast back to the engine was removed and 11 oak frames were repaired. Some were rotten, others cracked. They were repaired with 5mm oak laminates. The exterior of the hull was sanded back, faired and […]

Deck re-caulking

The traditional teak deck was laid in 2001 and the teak was in good condition, however the caulking had completely failed. The seams were reamed out by hand to preserve the 4-5mm narrow joins. Cotton caulking was hammered into each seam to give it some rigidity then Teak Decking Systems (TDS) was used for caulking. […]

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