Cariad was hauled out at PSS on 22nd March 2022 whereupon it immediately became clear that 12 years in the water at Raffles Marina without haul-out had taken its toll. Notwithstanding the three lower planks on both sides (expected) at first glance the hull condition appeared to be in reasonable condition but when we started to sand off the antifouling the true condition surfaced.
There is much talk of copper sheathing and types of antifouling on how planking can be protected from worm and rot in the future.
The answer is simple….. Timely drydocking and adequate ventilation.