Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-04-2006, 19:33   #1
Registered User
CaptainK's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Phoenix, Arizona... USA
Posts: 2,386
Images: 7
Dee'll fix it

Date 10 April 0130
Position S 23 19'/ E 6 30'

It seems the conditions are here to stay which is great for progress. We completed our morning gybe and spent the day heading west before gybing again at nightfall. We are hoping for the wind to shift a little but it is still yet to happen. The swell has reduced and over the course of the day the cloud cover reduced as well, leaving many more patches of blue sky around. It is still not the conditions to sit and enjoy on deck but I will happily trade that for fast progress towards home.

It seems the South Atlantic is going to repeat some of its original haunts from my journey south last year. Not only did I have a couple of days of autopilot alarms to test me out but now today, after months of trouble-free working, the water maker has decided not to play again. I couldn't believe it. I freed the gears on the pump, and then I checked the motor and found it not to work so I replaced it and still had no joy. I replaced the fuses at the control box and then also remounted the High Pressure pump on the front of the engine and still I had no joy.

So once again I find myself armed with a multi meter carrying out tests at various stages along the system answering the shore team's questions in the vain attempt to get it running again. I guess I was not destined to sit back and enjoy the ride for a few days, but rather keep me busy by giving me another project to fix.

There were no flying fish found on deck today thankfully, however, as we move ever closer to the equator, we move ever closer to their territory. Still it was not so long ago when I was happy to trade seeing icebergs for flying fish and now every time I see one I think back to those three days and two nights of dodging the field of icebergs and smile. I definitely would rather clear the deck of flying fish each morning than return to that scenario again.

Dee and Aviva
Dee Caffari/Yachting World, 10 April 2006</B>

"Those who desire to give up Freedom in order to gain security, will not have, nor do they deserve, either one." - Benjamin Franklin
CaptainK is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 23:47.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.