Friday, June 1, 2012

No Need To Haul at a Boatyard…

Side view of the empty dry dock
Easy way to get a bottom job
 …when you have this handy-dandy dry dock in the middle of the bay. We saw this at Le Marin, the center of marine goings-on on the Martinique south coast. The platform is submerged for the boat to come up on, then emerges, allowing them to do their work, in this case, painting the bottom of a charter boat. There’s a large charter fleet here, and this seems to be a highly convenient way to do maintenance on the boats. I don’t know if they use it for non-charter boats.

1 comment:

  1. I loved this dry dock, it was always full when we were there. So much easier to do than a sling.