23 June 2013 | San Andres, Columbia
Friday I pulled the starter out and had it looked at by a mechanic who confirmed it was dead beyond repair. Unfortunately there are no replacement ones available on the island. Getting one here would be ridiculously expensive (like $450 US) and take up to 10 days. So, we will be a sailboat with one engine. It will make low speed maneuvering a bit more difficult, but the only major problem I foresee will be when we arrive home at Discovery Bay and need to tie up to the dock. Then we can launch dinghy and use him as a tug and will also have friends to catch lines, etc. Should be OK. Dave & Lisa arrive without problems early Saturday AM. After getting some sleep, we did some provisioning, some shopping, and had a nice dinner at Regatta. We ot our Zarpe for Bocas and got our passports stamped out of Columbia. Sunday morning we will head for Este Sud este to do some diving.