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Back in Kelibia -again- after the beautifull journey to Tabarka, this time for hauling out. That means maintenance work to the underside of the boat like painting, polishing, service to the transmission and propellor, new zincs and epoxy repair on the iron part of the keel.

A huge 250 ton crane lifts Malaka Queen out of the water using straps and hydraulic power. This is a bit exiting and scary too. It almost looks like this monster will eat the boat!

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This is her place on the dry in the docks for the coming 3 weeks

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After the operation was completed succesfully it is couscous time, Tuneasia's most famous dish.
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For the time the boat is out of the water it is much better to live in an appartment then in the boat yard.
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beautifull architecture in our street

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small thunderstorm brings plenty of water
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view from the hill with the fort to the bays and beaches
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this metal workshop made a new clamp to hold the outboard to the dinghy
Kerkouane….a Punic city that was left untouched by other civilisations. Its rediscovery in the 1950’s gives us a unique view of Punic life as it was 2300 years ago.
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And finally after 3 weeks of work the result is good and the paint is dry. The monster crane takes us in the water again!
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