On Monday we returned "home" to Rebak Island Marina. Zen Again was hauled out, hosed down and propped-up on the hardstand by 1000. The surveyor appointed by our insurers arrived as we were hauling out and he carried out his inspection over the next couple of hours.
Prior to returning to Rebak we enjoyed a few days of relaxation anchored at Telaga Harbour. We only went ashore once, but had a great lunch at one of the restaurants there. Three course meal including the best steaks since Darwin for RM40 each. At anchor we found the boat was taking a little water whenever there was any motion. We also took water when motoring from Telaga to Rebak in calm conditions.
There was no major external damage visible but the surveyor could see where water had been coming in, and his report makes clear the work that needs to be done. This includes mast removal, compression post removal and cutting out the lower part of the main bulkhead - all to get to the damaged area in the cabin. Externally the hull will need to be cut back and new fibreglass laid up over the damaged area. The surveyor and insurance company have cleared us to sail to Phuket for repairs.
|Zen Again on the hard at Rebak Island Marina|