The run down to Agde was taken fairly quickly, certainly at the start which was familiar territory. The bumper boats weren't too bad and we were confident enough to go under Capestang Bridge with the wheelhouse roof up this time. We didn't stop at Malpas this time to sightsee either.
|The Fonserannes flight|
|Fonserannes Lift (unused)|
The three exit Ronde ecluse at Agde is a pain to manoeuvre around but Angie managed OK and we dropped onto the short canal down to the River Herault for the first time.
Then we put four coats of paint on over four days (two of antifoul and two black Intertuf 16). Peter also got Allemand to do some minor mechanical jobs - new rudder top bearing, bowthruster prop etc (the new 6 blade Vetus props are definitely quieter not sure about more efficient).
|Angie did the fine work while Peter rolled (and rolled).|
|Good masking tape from Lidl|
Luckily no wind on lift in, so after 5 days we were back on the Herault river - Angie refused to do 'just a little 400m excursion' into the Med despite some deckcrew pressure but she had the wheel and control!
|Lift In - a bit cleaner|
|River Herault mouth|
We would thoroughly recommend Allemand shipyard - friendly, efficient, a good chandlery and the overall bill was €300 less than Peter expected (what is not to like).