Yacht Sweet Waters

48 Ft Lello Blue Ocean Cruising Yacht

22 August 2015 | Hout Bay
05 August 2015 | Mossel Bay
03 August 2015 | Mossel Bay
27 July 2015
27 July 2015
10 July 2015
09 July 2015 | Mossel Bay
10 June 2015 | Mossel BAy
21 March 2015 | Mossel Bay
23 February 2015 | Mossel Bay
14 February 2015 | Mossel Bay
13 February 2015 | Between Plettenberg Bay and Mossel Bay
12 February 2015 | Opposite Tsitsikama forests
09 February 2015 | Port Elizabeth
30 January 2015 | East London
27 January 2015 | Durban
19 January 2015 | Richards Bay

Last season

10 July 2013 | Richards Bay
Murphy has been busy with all sorts. Medical problems followed by having to redo the engine (cannot complain after 17,000 hours (that I know of). A Rolls Royce built (Gun metal) 1972 Marine Perkins 4236 is a collector's item of course. I had to redo most of what the brain damaged 'experts' did. Se Empangeni Engineering Genius on You tube. Go see for yourself. Well after that the head gasket blew. Why? Because these idiots left so much sand and gunk in the thread wells of the engine block that the bolts bottomed out before they could pull the head down. They cost us a fortune in lost business. Then we had to fix a problem that some shipwright (renamed ship wrong) caused in 2004. Had to get the shaft redone too because graphite stuffing acts as a conductor and causes advanced electrolysis....
So, we are doing the season again and a few more trips to Durban before we go.
Added quite a few more improvements of course. Like a Wifi, AP, Wisp, 3G Android, BB, combination Hotpoint to integrate all the electronic goodies on board. Serviced the Hydraulics and added bypass valves instead of the old system we used for the Aires.
Vessel Name: Yacht Sweet Waters
Vessel Make/Model: Lello 48
Hailing Port: Durban
Crew: Izak Labuschagne
Izak (Skip). Been Sailing 40 years, charter captain for over 22 years of that. Done all sorts of stuff in between (www.izak.co.za). Like all yachties, a jack of all trades having done refits on Sweet Waters and even converted Navy patrol vessels. [...]
Route plan: - Richards Bay to Cape Town via East London & Mossel Bay, then to St Helena Island in the middle of the Atlantic, then to Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, Panama, Pacific Go check our progress on the map below. For now, we are in Cape Town, pursuing work opportunities to [...]
Home Page: http://www.sailblogs.com/member/sweetwaters/
Yacht Sweet Waters's Photos - Main
Some pics of the trip from Richards Bay to Durban to East London to Port Elizabeth, past Plettenberg Bay to Mossel Bay.
19 Photos
Created 9 July 2015
Last days befor departure
4 Photos
Created 19 January 2015
21 Photos
Created 17 May 2012

Yacht Sweet Waters

Who: Izak Labuschagne
Port: Durban
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