18 February 2017
Rainbow in Rodney Bay
The day after we decided to skip St Vincent as there had been some violent crime recently, and started at sunrise for St Lucia. Most of the way we had a beautiful sail. We stayed a couple of days in Rodney Bay, visited the Boardwalk Bar, but there were no afternoon regatta this time of the year. Anyway, as we were eager to go to Martinique and have the generator repaired we engine with the wind in the nose and saw Martinique getting closer. Then, half way the engine suddenly stopped! The only thing we could do was turn around and get the sails up. Luckily we reached Rodney Bay in daylight and were towed into the marina by a very competent Rasta with his beautifully painted Water Taxi “Rule the Tide”.
We didn´t have a good experience with the Rodney Bay mechanics, so while thinking about what to do, Bjørn called his good friend Truls in Marigot Bay and asked if he had any advice. And he had: A diesel engine only stop working if it’s not getting fuel.Change the fuel filters! AND RIGHT they were clogged! After having changed all 3 the engine, happy to get clean fuel started!!
THANK YOU TRULS!!