Winter there and winter here

South Pacific Familyadventure 2008
Claes Brodin
Thu 19 Jan 2017 16:53

Leaving home in Sweden and there was classical Swedish winterweather with a landscape dressed in snow and a frozen sea.

Coming down to Cartagena the last days a horrendous weather developed with temperatures around freezing point,galeforcewinds with a mixture of heavy rain and snow. On top of that there has been thunder!! This just north of Northafrica!

According to the people at the shipyard Cartagena just don´t have snow!(It´s not on the record since they started weather statistics),

Since Dora Mac is on the hard I can not use the aircondition reversed heating but thought I will use the Sigmar Dieselheater which worked very nice in winter in Turkey last season. Now Murphy arranged for it to fail. I spent the whole day rinsing it´s fuel system from carbondeposits and now finally there´s fuel coming. 

In the meantime I had to use two 220V "carheaters" giving a reasonable temperature at least in the aft cabin with closed doors.

Hopefully tonight the Sigmar will take over.......


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