Feared sounds (cont)
South Pacific Familyadventure 2008
Thu 9 Nov 2023 23:07
With increasing wind and seaway sounds increased. My first fear was bad/damaged Cutlass bearings with the risk of shaft seal leakage as well as machinery shutdown. We had a briefing together Mercedes and me about the worst case scenario of an incapacitated engine. That would mean heaving to on our parachuteanchor (which we took out and went through) while trying to arrange towing in international waters . With current circumstances there was NO threat to other than the propulsion of the boat.
To get better rest off watch I preferred to sleep in the saloon