Yacht Destiny

Adventures with Janice and Andy

11 May 2019 | Sisimiut, West Greenland
10 May 2019 | Sisimiut, West Greenland
09 May 2019 | Sisimiut, West Greenland
08 May 2019 | Sisimiut, West Greenland
07 May 2019 | Sisimiut, West Greenland
07 May 2019 | Sisimiut, Fjord No 2
03 May 2019 | Sisimiut, West Greenland
02 May 2019 | Sisimiut, West Greenland
01 May 2019 | Sisimiut, West Greenland
27 April 2019 | Sisimiut, West Greenland
26 April 2019 | Sisimiut, West Greenland
25 April 2019 | Sisimiut, West Greenland
24 April 2019 | Sismiut, West Greenland
14 April 2019 | Fox's Marina Ipswich
08 November 2018 | Ipswich, UK
25 October 2018 | England
23 October 2018 | NE England
20 October 2018 | NE Scotland
18 October 2018 | NE Scotland

Temporary Repairs

06 September 2018 | West Greenland
So yesterday we said goodbye to Sisimiut and the special friends we have made among the Greenlanders. We travelled 37nm until the wind headed us at 16+ kts so we headed for an anchorage we used a year ago. It was fine to enter in the narrow rocky entrance in the dark as we had it tracked right into the anchor drop spot. After a few frantic days it was good to get 6 hours good sleep but more importantly it gave us an opportunity to stop and check the transmission repair - all good so far. It has been another hard day todaybpushing into wind over tide so we have decided to stop again tonight at Agpamiut, another anchorage we used last year. Again another chance to check the transmission hasn't slipped.

If you have been following the posts you will know we fitted a shim to the python drive clamp in Pond Inlet, Canada. We then did the trip to Sisimiut, Greenland with one stop on the Canadian side where Andy and I re-tightened the clamp bolts. After 500+nm we arrived in Sisimiut and removed the offending python drive clamp along with the shim, or to be precise what was left of it, the shim having done its job but it was very worn - see the photo.

Destiny has lots of spares. We can generally fix or repair mosts items but the transmission problem was one of those invisible ones so difficult to identify or plan for. For the North West Passage attempt we added extra spares such as items for emergency rigging. What was really good was the community spirit from all the boats attempting the NWP this year. Like us several are now back in Greenland heading South to safe winter harbours but they have heard of ou Ther problem and taken the time to check we are OK. Some are going to Europe others Novia Scotia, one the Caribbean and another over winter in Greenland. Lp

PICTURE: The worn python drive clamp and the shim material used to repair the slipping
Vessel Name: Yacht Destiny
Vessel Make/Model: Van de Stadt | Samoa 47
Hailing Port: Stornoway, UK
Crew: Andy and Janice Fennymore-White
About: We built Destiny from scratch in a barn over 8 years and have lived aboard her full time since 2013. We are on a journey to explore our limits without time constraints anywhere the wind may take us. We have spent the last 3 years in the Arctic enjoying endless summer days and long Northern lights.
Yacht Destiny's Photos - Main
Pictures of Icelandic nature including animals, fauna, birds
22 Photos
Created 30 July 2017
We have been in Iceland for almost a year, we have met fabulous people and enjoyed the wild weather, but it is now time to depart..
27 Photos
Created 27 July 2017