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.