Haul out 2007
S/Y EFAKI is a Mirage 28 built in 1977 by Thames Marine (UK) 


S/Y EFAKI is a member of the Piraeus Sailing Club (I.O.P.)


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Due to various reasons that had to do mainly with health problems and business obligations during the summer of 2007 I have not had the chance to go sailing at all. The last time I went sailing was on May and for the summer I only managed to take a look on Efaki very rarely like once a month. 

Given the first opportunity I decided to haul out Efaki and this happened on the 22nd November 2007. This year I decided to use the services and dry Efaki on the place of Thanasis Kotsakis in Glyfada near my office. So I had to sail Efaki from Microlimanon to Alimos Marina a distance of almost 2,5 nm.  

As Efaki have not had moved until May I was expecting a lot of fooling and barnacles on the keel and the propeller, something noticed immediately on depart since the max speed I could do on engine was only 3 knots. 

As it was dead calm I could not open sails to speed up, so I enjoyed the beautiful day and the sunshine!

Very soon I reached Alimos Marina and I headed straight for the cranes where I took off the mast.

Then we lifted Efaki on the crane where I had the chance to see what was going on, on the wet surfaces of the boat.

In order to prevent the rush hours we departed immediately for the parking place of Thanasis Kotsakis, a distance of about 5 km. The site of a boat on a truck is something that always creates public interest and some stupid drivers were driving too close to the truck in order to see the boat but thanks god we have not had any accidents.

Soon enough we were on the parking place and we immediately unloaded Efaki. Temporally she is standing on barrels but in the next few days a proper base will hold her on place.


We then immediately took off the boat all the barnacles and fooling since if you make the mistake to let them dry, they become stone hard to remove.

The last picture is dedicated to my friend Nicolas who was joking with me about the oysters on Efaki and whether he could grab a few to cook them. Well Nicolas, we took the liberty to collect them for you, as much as a full carriage(!) but I wouldn't recommend eating them... 

This page was last updated on Nov 28th 2007.