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Maiden begins to look like a yacht again

It’s been a busy week on board Maiden at Hamble Yacht Services Refit and Repair, with a number of trades now engaged on deck, down below, and on the hull below the waterline. The painters have primed Maiden: and are now applying filler now as they work on getting a smooth finish before painting and antifouling the hull. There’s been a clear up on deck and down below! The shipwrights are now working on installing the bulkheads aft in the areas for the toilet, nav station and galley. The forepeak

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Crew, Guests and Mile-Builders

Hello All Just a quick notification of how to register for Crew Places, Paying Guest Places and Mile-Builders; Go to the homepage of the website and click on the relevant box. Click on Important Information tab for requirements and then register your details. Please don’t email as we are being swamped! Thank you Tracy Edwards MBE

Four months till launch!

Well firstly I must apologise for the lack of news on the Blog but hopefully you have been following updates from Kaia on our Facebook page. So much has been going on it is hard to know where to start. The welding and hull plate replacement has taken much longer than anticipated as the aluminium was in a much worse state than we had first been informed. This has led to the launch being delayed from 28th June to 24th

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Maiden’s new skin

Maiden has now been in the shed for just over a month and boy has there been a lot going on.  The metal workers have been carefully cutting out the really bad areas of aluminium with extreme electrolysis. Some panels have been restored but most are too damaged so new ones are being fixed in place and welded.   Work also continues on deck now that everything has been removed.  The damaged parts of the deck are being mended and

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Maiden is in da house!

On Wednesday 9th August Maiden finally went into the shed and she is almost exactly where she was 28 years ago for her refit and new paint job before the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World Race. You can actually see how much work the hull needs and the next job is to cut out the aluminium which is cause for concern. The deck also needs a lot of work and the red markings have been put there by the surveyor

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