The Nordhavn 68 – “Migration” arrived to Saxon’s Wharf for some pre-season maintenance. She has been hauled and held in the hoist slings for the following to be carried out:
Jet wash bottom
This is to wash off all the marine growth from the hull of the boat which can slow speed and add to fuel burn. The hull was free from barnacles and the slime and weed was soon removed. The owner is not anti-fouling till the autumn.
Check through hulls
Checking the through hulls makes sure the sea cocks are functioning correctly and can open and close as designed. The Nordhavn designs try to minimize the number of through hulls needed by having keel cooling and sea chests with numerous feeds to equipment.
Whilst out the hull anodes were renewed.
Migration re-launched later in the day and will have some engine servicing taking place as well as checks to keep everything in perfect working order.
NEL work with Maricom who specialize in electronic navigation and entertainment systems. They have fitted out most of our European fleet over the last 10 years and have shown their expertise in both new build and updating systems on older boats. Migration is having her VHF’s checked, software updates on the systems and latest electonic chart updates to Maxsea and the Furuno NavNet 3D.
Very similar to the service on Wandering Star (you can find the post here) we will be replacing the damper on the main engine. This is not a routine thing to be doing but at a certain age/hours is pertinent to do.