Guapa: Beauty and the Sea

One family and their boat. A daydream, a vision and now, slowly, becoming reality.

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15 September 2014 | Levington, River Orwell

Summer Cruise: Day 6 (fault finding)

28 August 2014 | Levington, River Orwell
I slept in - late. At around 09H30 noises indicated that the other half was up and about and I could smell something brewing. Might as well drag myself out of my bunk. Because of yesterday's wrestling match with the gennaker I ached all over. Mainly shoulders, back and knees. Definitely not 21 anymore.

Offspring arrived in due course and what followed was a logistic run to/from the boat in the dinghy. Luggage off the boat, tools to be brought aboard, people to be landed ashore. Nothing we haven't done before.

Fault finding mission did go well. The bilge pump problem turned out to be caused by a blown fuse. The pump itself is fine. No such luck with the water pressure pump though. That one is heading for the great scrapheap in the sky.

After lunch aboard the dinghy shuttle run started again. The girls headed straight home and I took Yanni shopping for a new water pressure pump at a nearby chandlery. £123 for a like for like replacement. Not the end of the world, but I kind of had other plans for the money. Uneventful drive home.

We've now pushed the pause button on the summer cruise. Brigitte is due back at work on Monday, but I don't have to be back at work for another week. Neither has Yanni. So, the plan is to make our way up to the boat on Saturday and fix the pumps. Should be simple enough: one fuse and a like for like pump switch. Sunday is looking good weather-wise.

We'll just take it from there and make it up as we go along.
Vessel Name: Guapa
Vessel Make/Model: Kalik 44
Hailing Port: Ipswich, UK
Crew: Wim, Brigitte, Evita & Yanni
About: The Vandenbossche family
Extra: One family and their boat. It started as daydream, then a vision and now, slowly, becoming reality.
Guapa's Photos - Beauty and the Sea (Main)
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Bringing Guapa home - Bruinisse lock
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Created 18 July 2014
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Created 20 February 2014
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Created 22 May 2013
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Created 22 May 2013
Ostend, UK East & South Coast and Normandy
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Created 10 August 2012
Winter sailing - UK East Coast
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Created 9 February 2012
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Created 17 April 2011
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Created 17 April 2011
It's all been worth it.
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Created 26 July 2010
The horror... The saga continues. Hull respray, new engine, and loads more (expensive) fun.
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Created 21 June 2010
Replacing a teak deck and other horror stories
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Created 31 December 2008
The Solent, Channel Island(s) and Normandy.
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Created 8 June 2008
Messing about in the Suffolk/Essex area
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Created 21 December 2007
UK South Coast, Normandy, Northern France & Belgium
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Created 23 September 2007
A thing of beauty
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Created 3 June 2007
Meet the crew
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Created 27 March 2007
Messing about in the Suffolk/Essex area
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Created 27 March 2007
Running from the storm(s) - North Sea Triangle: Ramsgate - Ostend - Harwich.
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Created 17 February 2007
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