Atlantic Navigator alias S/y Naneux service works in Tenerife 2022

First, second and third service trip in 2022

This is the full story with picture, what can happen and how to manage with people and corrections of the wrong made decisions

Learn of the whole process and make strickt rules for the working staff, because you are paying the whole alot

S/y Naneux service and repairing her underwater body at the Marina Yard

Up till now everything looked and sounded Ok in emails. After the good work something went totally wrong in finishing this great task? Marina drydock should never allow this kind of mistakes to happen. Persons having less skill took hand of the boat and motored her back to our Box. They bumped against something. Scraped the hull and broke stanchions on Port side.

Engine seacock was closed and the burned rubber pieces filled the cooling system . All portlights and toilet seacocks left open against all the insurance rules. Sliding door on bridge deck was left fully open. Three portlights in the cabins left open for the rainwater to flow in.

Here you can see the results of total neglecting the fine service work. Lots of damages with the rainwater and broken stanchions feet. Rost on essential parts. Flat batteries etc. Lots of trouble for a small mistakes.

Now the first repair trip after the bottom renovation. It was a total shock when arriving to the boat

Repairs on that trip

New provisory lock to the main passageway door on bridge deck. New original lock is ordered from France. Repairing the damages of burglary. New battery and new charging cables to the pier. New fenders as replacements for the damaged ones

Lots of damages due to the open portlights. Rain water had entered in many places. Dirt was everywhere. Nav instruments where also damaged due to water entering the cable inlets and junction boxes.

Engine had been started with the seacock closed, impeller rubber and other particles had blogged the exhaust elbow. New elbow has been ordered from Volvo.

Aft cabin interior textiles are totally removed and are waiting for replacements. A lot of trouble and costs caused of total carelessness in finishing the service works.

We hope the service work of the bottom of S/y Naneux is properly done.

The repair works of the hull itself are done good, we hope so. Then somebody ruins the whole work. I do not know why the main entrance is totally open, three seacocks are left also open. Rain water comes in from the open portlights and makes damages. The engine has been started with closed valve causing blockage of the exhaust elbow. The lock in the main entrance is broken and the Volvo engine key has vanished?

We have made complaints of the matters that has happened to S/y Naneux. The Marina has not yet answered anything to us. Let see what happens.

After the first trip we leave our precious yacht Naneux. Cleaning has been done thoroughly and the boat looks partially Ok

Today, the third repair trip in September 2022 Today knowing a lot more what happened.

We know now. After discussing with the harbour office and to the mechanic who is partly responsible. The boat had collided with another when moved back to the box. Two stanchions had been bent and the feet broke. A big scrape on port side of the hull. 

Someone had been forcing his way into the boat, living and and causing a big mess.

We made a contract with the Marina and with the mechanic. The Marina hoists S/y Naneux once more on the hard and we have 10 days of payed work time to repair the damages. All the parts we bought to the damages is payed by us and we try to agree the matter with the insurance company. 

This is how S/y Naneux looks after the third service trip. Now much better almost ready for the Atlantic . We still change the shrouds on next service trip and polish the hull. And of course study the bottom, new antifouling, etc.

Toilet section is checked one more time for good working order. The toilet seat is lifted above water line with an oak wood piece. New Jabsco pump works perfect. The sewage water goes to septic tank or direct out to the ocean.

The coal / fiberglass bowsprit gets a new navy blue coating.

Teak parts on deck are sanded and oiled with Teak oil. RST fittings are polished.

More works inside the hull. New Varta batteries in 2022. Checking all electronics for proper work in the future.

Checking the electronic chart systems and sailing computers etc. Some new cables to interior lightning. New exhaust elbow is installed to Volvo engine. A new water pump for sewage water in our pantry sink´s. New cables to the 12 V solar panel charging system.

NKE micro sailing computer is still not working. We bring replacement in our next trip.

First of all totally new locks on bridge deck. Again a lot of tools needed and help by professionals.

The boat Atlantic Navigator is one step nearer the sea

Heavy weather harnesses are ready
Sail bin is also ready

We still had a few moments to enjoy the Canarian warmth and good meals on the beach

S/y Naneux master is thanking for your kind attention according to boat maintenance

Published by Photo J Pohjola

Photography has always played a great roll in my life, never my business but always in every business that I have done.

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