Wish i could say we had a fabulous time....sailing was great and all crew enjoyed the excitement and the experience immensely!
However, as we left Cape Charles headed for blue water
....engine problem and diagnosis led us to new Yanmar engine installation
in Hampton, Virginia....then lost weather
window. After 18 hours on new engine
, found the installation
was inadequate. In Wanchese NC on outer banks
2nd installation was necessary and then after five hours on that installation, we were towed into Oriental. Latest diagnosis is that there is a misalignment. Boat is on the hard!
May or may not attempt the trip in spring 2012.
Currently recuperating in New Bern, NC.
Steve and Dorothy