Angelos spent two days welding the pipe in his repairshop before he was happy with the result. The gale (a force 6/24-28kts) came as expected but before the wind picked up, I met Iannis the harbour captain from Parikia, who advised me to moore stern to and bring 3 mooringlines to the bow (the mooringlines have not been checked in years due to the conflict in the marina). In this way Dora Mac managed allright allthough life onboard could not be described as comfortable. Still with heavy swell in the harbour Angelos brought the pipe back for installation. It took some time to get it back among others because the whole fridge had to be taken out (to complicated to explain why).
The pipe is now in place with new gaskets and John Deere has been running for 2+2 hrs and it all seems dry.
Dora Mac is no longer a crippled duck