Plans...are but a Basis for Change
The Adventures of the Good Ship Equinox
Cate and Chris Galloway
Mon 7 Nov 2011 09:41
And so it came to pass that we departed the marina at about 0900 this morning. As we were getting to the end of the Burnett River channel I inspected the engine compartment and to my surprise found much water in the engine bilge and spraying around. Fortunately we had set the main and so we reversed course and with a favourable breeze returned to our berth in the marina.
Brian had called Deidre who returned to collect him, with a comment about how he was never going to have an easy passage.
This afternoon we were able to find the fault, which was (another) broken pipe clamp on a cooling water line. The repair has been completed and tested, however time is against us so we have elected to rent a car and head down to Brisbane tomorrow so we can be ready for a funeral we will be attending.
The medium ternm plan now has us returning to the boat on Saturday, and then getting away south as soon as the next weather window allows, hopefully early next week. Accordingly, no blog till Sunday/Monday.