A real doldrum experience and engine fun

Gudrun V
Axel Busch
Mon 19 Mar 2012 18:23
Monday 2012-03-19 13:20 local 1:05.3N, 84:13.25W, SOG 4kt, COG 245

We were becalmed for 18 hours, now we're moving again. This morning it didn't look at all like if there would be any wind, and the grib files said it would be like this until Saturday at least. Having an appointment with Andre of "E Capoe", who has to leave the Galapagos soon, we decided to start the engine and motor for a while. Engine started. Then stopped after a minute. Now I'm busy getting it to run again.

Fortunately a little wind did show up around 11 so we're at least moving and not rocking and rolling anymore. More later, back to the engine :-).