She is now there again, in the familiar four walls of Jade Yachting, which had become her second home over the winter. Except that this time she hardly has any conspecifics around her, because most of the boats have long since been swimming.
Our "Willy" should actually do that too, who we already saw in our minds at the start line at the Vegvisir Race in Nykøbing and on the Ammersee during a report on the area. Instead, we have a little pit stop in midsummer, which in the north has so far felt more like early autumn. As is the saying in the advertising slogan of a hardware store: "… because it has to be good".
"Good" is, of course, an understatement, "perfect" would be more appropriate.
Lars Bolle and Hauke Schmidt, our test skippers, found some fittings that they found to be a little too small (for example the cleats), and deflection blocks, the angle of which was a few angular minutes too narrow (trim backstays).
In addition, the sometimes torrential rain of the past few weeks has revealed a small leak. And we want to optimize the keel hydraulics when we get up and dry. So the heads will smoke again, the West System resin pumps will bubble, and master boat builder Sven Walter from our lead partner M. u. H. von der Linden has one or the other idea.
That's why our Dehly25 is now taking a summer break instead of a summer break. And we're saying goodbye to the refit blog for six weeks. The next - probably really last - episode will be out in early September when we set sail again.
Until then: always a hand's breadth of water under the (lifting) keel!