Almost back to normal in Bermuda
10 November 2009 | Bermuda
So, for those of you watching at home, what I learned yesterday was that water (sea or any other kind) and diesel injectors do not mix. After replacing the 4 injectors ( lucky i carry spares) the engine started right up. We were able to charge the batteries and get life on board back to something like normal.
I have sent the old ones back to the US to get rebuilt. They dont do injectors in Bermuda. To ship things out of here and then get them back in the country even for "yachts in transit" only takes a few stops at a few customs offices. Lucky they speak english here.
Trying to get the boat cleaned up and the diesel smell out of it. Fixing leaks i didnt know I had. It's not good for crew moral for them to find that half of the waves they have been pounding into on their 4 hour watch is in their bunks. I think that is fixed now. Next, to tackle the toilet and then get the Genoa repaired where the Sun cover has started to come off. I did get my laundry done today. Only 15 bucks for 2 loads. I think I may get that 5 gallon pail over at the hardware store.
Luckily for me Paul has taken over the cooking and I always have a hot cup of coffee and he's good company. He even made egg salad for lunch while i was in town this morning. what a guy. I have been able to concentrate getting the boat fixed.
We're starting to look at next weeks weather for the trip to St MArtin. It's about 800 miles due South. For all you sailors out there, which way is the wind forecasted to blow next week? It's not a trick question.
More when I know it....