SACKVILLE returned to the water after a 9 month docking and refit period that started in January 2018 - her initial haulout was covered here at that time. She was relaunched on Tuesday, October 9th.
The refit included an extensive condition assessment of the hull and internal support structure that provided the basis for the repairs that were carried out - I'm unclear on the finer details, but I know that there was a considerable amount of new plating applied to the exterior of the hull. The hull was completely repainted both above and below the waterline, and a new suite of anodes was installed.
|Rolled out of the shed and onto the Syncrolift platform, SACKVILLE sits ready for relaunch.|
|Lowering the platform, with the wood deck still visible under the water's surface.|
|The overcast sky at least made for more balanced lighting for photography purposes.|
|Afloat and off her blocks, SACKVILLE was pushed to the side of the Syncrolift to make room for the tugs.|
|With the usual configuration of a Glen tug astern and a Ville tug forward, SACKVILLE is backed out of the camber.|
|SACKVILLE still requires some re-ballasting before she rides correctly in the water.|
My photo album of the haulout, refit, and relaunch can be found here.