Neverland Journey

02 May 2021 | 20 57.4'N:73 40.7'W, Matthew Town, Great Inagua, Bahamas
22 April 2021 | 20 57.4'N:73 40.7'W, Matthew Town, Great Inagua, Bahamas
17 April 2021 | 20 57.4'N:73 40.7'W, Matthew Town, Great Inagua, Bahamas
16 April 2021 | 18 51.4'N:74 34.2'W, Windward Passage
14 April 2021 | 14 30'N:71 40'W, Caribbean Sea
22 December 2019 | 12 30.5'N:70 01.8'W, Oranjestad, Aruba
21 December 2019 | 12 25.5'N:68 43.1'W, north of Curacao
21 December 2019 | 12 47.8'N:67 36.2'W, at sea
20 December 2019 | 13 18.87'N:66 26.99'W, at sea
20 December 2019 | 13 36.2'N:65 20.6'W, at sea
19 December 2019 | 13 38.9'N:64 23.7'W, at sea
19 December 2019 | 14 01.9'N:63 01.2'W, at sea
18 December 2019 | 14 23.3'N:61 41.6'W, at sea
17 December 2019 | 14 30.2'N:61 05.3'W, Martinique
16 December 2019 | 14 26.5'N:60 53.1'W, St Anne, Martinique
12 December 2019 | 14 04.85'N:60 57.8'W, Rodney Bay, St Lucia
05 December 2019 | 14 10.9'N:56 24.4'W, 250 miles to go
29 November 2019 | 14 25.2'N:42 59.6'W, middle of ocean
28 November 2019 | 14 29.4'N:40.14.3 06.01'W, middle of ocean
25 November 2019 | 15 35.65'N:33 06.01'W, middle of ocean

Trouble in Paradise

22 April 2021 | 20 57.4'N:73 40.7'W, Matthew Town, Great Inagua, Bahamas
Mike
If you notice from our tracker we are still in Matthew Town. We took a tour of the island on Monday and when we came back, started the engine to charge up the batteries. The voltage jumped to 17+ and we started to smell something like wire insulation. After things calmed down I discovered we were not getting any charge from the alternator to the batteries. This is bad with all the electronics aboard including the electronic fuel injection system on the engine.

Tuesday we started searching for a replacement alternator and none was to be found in the Bahamas. I did find a dealer in Freeport willing to search for us. He finally came back today with one is available in Clearwater but it would be prohibitively expensive for them to purchase it for us. The alternator would need to be shipped to Freeport then shipped to Inagua. It might arrive next month at great expense. Ray advised me to purchase it myself and have it shipped directly.

I called the distributor in Clearwater and arranged the purchase. FedEx ships to their facility in Nassau. They walk it through customs and get it to a Bahamas Air flight to Inagua. Flights to here are Mondays and Fridays and I am not very optimistic about it making the Monday flight next week.

Its looking more and more that Inagua may be the only island we see this trip. As you can see we are safe in the harbor and the price is only $10 per night. We are taking the dinghy out to swim and may fish a little tomorrow. The tour guide has been stopping by every day to check on us. People have been great.
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Vessel Name: Neverland
Vessel Make/Model: Allied Princess 36 1976
Hailing Port: Onancock VA USA
Crew: Mike Gould-Captain
About: Mike has been sailing since 1986. He has made trips from Virginia to Maine and back. Several trips in the Mediterranean. He has sailed other vessels in the open sea. In 2019 sailed 5000+ nm from the Med across the Atlantic to Aruba.
Extra: Monica has sailed alongside Mike during all these years. She has loved sailing and enjoyed every minute out on the open seas with Mike. She looks forward to more adventures as a sailing couple. In 2019 sailed 5000+ nm from the Med across the Atlantic to Aruba.
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