La Bohème was re-caulked and re-painted during 2013-14, in Denmark.
The work was carried out by shipwrights guided by the advice of our German surveyor. He found La Bohème’s timbers were sound and in good order. The entire underwater hull was re-caulked, involving a seam length of 700m. The project required six processes for each seam, giving a total work length of 4.2 km. Areas of the topsides were also caulked as needed, and four planks required short sections to be replaced. In addition to two coats of antifoul, the topsides were also repainted, and brightwork recoated. New ‘zinc’ anodes were attached all round. The surveyor’s reports, pre- and post caulking, and his Buoyancy Certificate are available for inspection.