Working on Nalu was the last physical activity of the MED Land project in 2018, and the first one in 2019. Last year, we got stuck three times (Chios, Samos, Syros island), doing serious repairs on the engine. And then there was bad weather: we got stuck on Aegina island. Kubilay and Melania, visiting students - volunteers, who did a also a list of WGO stories - had to leave! I decided to leave the boat on Aegina rather than sailing additional 550 miles to the home port - island of Hvar in Adriatic, since there was not enough time to get there for the exhibition that I had in Zadar (Water Dragon of Venice, together with Ivana Petan and Marko Pogačnik).
After the exhibition, Ivana Petan and me, along with my dear friend Marko Vodanovič, (photographer from the island of Vis in Croatia, who also contributed WGO stories - MED Land 2016, Ionian island) and his fiancé Nikolina came to Aegina, and instead of finally sailing back, another though decision was made! Nalu needs to be improved for the tough Aegean see! And Aegina is the place to do it!
We had less than a week to peeled her on the underwater part ... Ready to get her dried up over winter, to be able to do epoxy raisin lamination in spring. And we did it!
On February 23, I returned to Greece and worked for 28 days, ten-plus hours per day, to improve the hull, ribs, kill box, and must support. The hardest task was laminating the underwater part of the hull, which was done by Marko Paš (check out Pegasus yachts) in only three days!