Day Two in Luperon
02 March 2007 | Dominican Republic
We were slightly burned out after the all night sail, hectic entrance and long day with officials and exploring yesterday. Fortunately the Luperon harbor is the most amazing place to sleep I think we've ever anchored. Flat calm and cool breeze at night. Just fantastic. So good it called for another night.
We spent our second day having a nice chat with two more officials who came aboard. One person from the health department making sure we didn't have any dangerous plants, and one person from the department in charge of pets (can't recall). It cost us $10 for Roq and all of the folks were very nice and courteous.
After they left I set about looking into a problem we had discovered with the Genset. Only a few days after a 250 hour service our genset was not pumping raw water. I took the pump apart and voila, a mangled impeller. I was fairly clear that the crew installing it took the picture in the instructions literally and put the impeller in backwards. If you read the instructions it is clear which way it should go but the example shows an install on a genset with the water flowing in the other direction. Thus on second use the impellor was chewed to shreds. I am now down to one spare, yikes. Our genset is cranking out the raw water again however so all is well for now.
It was an otherwise lazy day in Luperon. Hideko and I both couldn't wait to sleep another night away in the calm waters. Alas we would be up at 4AM to get down the coast in the morning lee before the trades begin to honk.