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Old 06-27-2009, 11:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Vango in drydock

She's been in the water for ~3 years. Any idea why she's in drydock?
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd assume the obvious which would be general maintainence of the underwater hull, props, rudders and other related parts. Since these cannot be cleaned while she is floating?
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Old 06-28-2009, 01:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That would explain it, I guess. I was just curious if there was another reason rather than basic maintenance but I also don't have a clue how often that would have to be done on such a large boat.
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Old 06-28-2009, 04:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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That would explain it, I guess. I was just curious if there was another reason rather than basic maintenance but I also don't have a clue how often that would have to be done on such a large boat.

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The time between dry docking has recently been discussed elsewhere on YF.

Basically it varies depending upon where and how the boat is used, the condition of the anti fouling and any ongoing maintenance to valves and underwater gear that may be required but usually every 12 - 18 months is a safe schedule to allow for.
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Old 06-28-2009, 12:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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She may also be doing update surveys for her classification certificate . Is it usual to have a helicopter on board during docking ???

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Old 06-28-2009, 01:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi,

In my experience dry dockings are usually timed to coincide with Class requirements not the other way around.

I have also been C/E on 2 Yachts with Helicopters and have been in the dry dock with the Helicopter on-board both of them.

Taking off from the dry dock can be a whole new bag of bureaucratic worms to put it mildly.
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Have the satellite domes on Vango been painted or just covered?
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Have the satellite domes on Vango been painted or just covered?
They were white if I remember correctly from when she was launched. Maybe they painted them now to match her windows in the superstructure and forward hull are masked in the same colour as well. The latest in that series, the "Lady Kathryn IV" has black masked windows and white domes.
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Here's a shot of Vango when she was sporting white domes back in July of 2007.
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Here's a shot of Vango when she was sporting white domes back in July of 2007.
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The current domes actually look smaller or is it a trick of the colour?
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The current domes actually look smaller or is it a trick of the colour?
Maybe they were swapped out to domes like Evviva has.
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Old 07-01-2009, 03:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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She was at Elliott Bay Marina recently with white domes. They subsequently were the covered with sheet plastic, I expect to paint them. She left to go to drydock so did not see them uncovered.
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IMO silver satellite domes on a white superstructure don't go well together, though as YachtNews said, it might have been done to match the forward windows.
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I think that is the wrong Westport

I believe the yacht in the photo is Evivva and not Vango. Evivva has silver domes and a silver bulkheads on the outside. Vango was all white. I also believe Vango does not support a helo pad as Evivva does. Evivva is owned by O. Edson who made Bayliner into the large company it is. He is also the largest shareholder of Westport Yachts of which that is hull number 2.
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I also believe Vango does not support a helo pad as Evivva does.
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I would have to question this having done a round the world trip on a similar sized yacht that opened its aft end up like that shown in one of Toms earlier posts taken in 2007 ( Post No 9)to launch and recover the kerosene budgie.
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