Richards Bay Christmas season
25 October 2012 | Richards bay
Well, Murphy certainly took us for some ride this year. Delays delays delays. Then the cars broke down so we could not sell them. Now some dude wants to get out of performing in terms of a warranty. The air X needed a new PC board after just three months work. Bought three years ago so - no warranty. Found dry rot in the Pilot cabin. Replaced the whole lot with 8mm Formica - 2 layers no less. Set with foam and epoxy. That stuff just does not rot. simple as that.
The (s Wave) genset cannot run the battery charger. Reason - processors don't match. The Renault car central processor is also mixed up. I am convinced that computers are installed in components to compensate for the incompetence of those that concocted the designs. Most processors contain programs with loops in them so the whole industry is just one big irritating time-bomb.
Then both Nicki and I where diagnosed with Rickketsia - a parasitic infection developed from tick bite fever etc. Nicki got it real bad and ended up being hospitalised. Heart surgeon says if he had a heart like that he'd be cruising too. Still battling to get all the 'specialists' to do some cohesive job.
As a result the bank balances all went south - far, far south. So, we will do the season in Richards Bay to try and save ourselves from becoming bankers fodder. Selling both cars when they are fixed (with warranties)
In the mean time customs and immigration pulled some rather questionable stunts on international yachties here, so beware of coming here - if you do, call us so we can fill you in on the latest.
Good news is that The Zululand Yacht Club channel is to be dredged - at long, long last.