Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Puerto Del Ray Haulout

It always makes me sad to see Galaxy being pulled out of the water. It's not natural.

We noticed it already in the Bahamas that something is not quite right with one of our saildrives, and we would have to pull the boat out of the water. On the way to Puerto Rico the other saildrive developed a vibration noise so we spent a few days on the "hard" and took care of the issues.

Puerto Del Ray is on the east coast of Puerto Rico near city called Fajardo. It is a very large marina (over 1100 slips) and they have very large boat yard which can accommodate our catamaran, so we headed there to do the work.

The staff in this marina was rather incredible. I have never been hauled out of the water with so many people helping to pull the boat out, and doing to so meticulously. It was really a great experience.

We changed the seals, took one drive completely out of the boat into Volvo Service, and installed it back in. I won't bore you with the details. Galaxy is back in the water. Let's hope the drives serve us well for a long time.

After all it's time to start exploring the Virgin Islands ! ! !

1 comment:

  1. We are considering hauling out there. Can you give us an idea of their rates per foot? Daily storage rate, etc?