So we needed a Winter haulout. On a summer cruise we developed a vibration, and everyone felt we must have hit something. Based on travel schedules, etc, we didn't get this done until early December. A couple of my friends had work done at the Seaview yard in Ballard, and were very happy with them. www.seaviewboatyard.com The prior times we had been hauled out was at a yard in the lake, on the other side of the locks. Not having to go through the locks is a big bonus.
This is the view coming into the Seaview yard. Kinda tight. I had a friend with me that is a captain of a 190' fish boat. No prob!
Using the side view cameras was really helpful coming in (this is after we were already in "the slip."). Also helpful that you can run two separate instances of the Axis camera software.
Ready to move onto land.
Ouch! I wasn't expecting this. The running gear was completely clean back in May. Some decisions to be made...
Getting backed into our spot.
All spiffed up! The props were removed and sent to Kreuger for balancing. After talking with people I decided to go ahead with the PropSpeed coating. It's the best thing going. The Seaview even took the props off the thrusters and coated everything.
Looking good. How long will everything stay this way?
And here we are ready to go back into the water. Which was another adventure as it was quite windy. But it was good to finally have Mahalo back home.
I'm very happy with the work done at Seaview and the people I worked with there. So like my friends, I'm recommending them as well.