Members' Online Book: Maintaining a Cruising Boat, Chapter 25 of 29

Surviving The Boatyard—Part 2

Lifting out is always stressful.

After nearly 40 years of owning cruising yachts and skippering boats that I have worked on, you can imagine I have seen them lifted out by a variety of different methods. Cranes, travelhoists, hydraulic boat lifts, they all require a high degree of care and competence on behalf of the boatyard staff in charge.

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Colin, European Correspondent here at AAC, is a deeply experienced offshore sailor who holds a Yachtmaster licence, and a gifted photographer and talented writer who has added a whole new dimension to Attainable Adventure Cruising. In addition, since Colin and Louise are from England and had their OVNI 435, Pèlerin built in France, they bring a European perspective to our site. You can read more about Colin and Louise and their business at their website.