Part one:

It turned out that just like humans, boats don’t like to get old and neither get run into the ground. We are working at the moment on two boats which either got old and need some up polishing, or did get run onto rocks. There is a big effort involved in fixing these kinds of incidents. What you need to know about removing GFK is

that it is itchy as hell. Everyone who ever had to pick up sugarcane by hand had the same feeling. So in this post I can’t show you all of our work; it simply takes weeks to fix. In our pictures below you see me removing the old and bad GFK which would, in case you leave it in, weaken the hull and cause major damage in the future. You pretty much spend the whole day on your knees, bending over and removing all the bad material with a side grinder while sweating a lot and feeling stung by a million flees. Here there are some pictures from the process. Again, sorry for the poor quality, but I simply don’t have the time to take pictures while working, so I always take them during my lunch break or after I knock off. I guess all of you know how happy you are when sitting down with your work mates to talk instead of taken more pic’s 🙂

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