Position 14:04.79N 60:57.49W

Julian & Anne Whitlock
Sun 22 Feb 2009 17:45
St Lucia 22-02-09
We arrived in Rodney Bay marina on the 17th primarily to visit Island Waterworld chandlery and do some
provisioning for the forthcoming cruising with Gilie & Hutch. However on picking up our anchor and
manoevering off the moorings there was an enormous noise and vibration from the engine which forced
us to re-anchor immediately. Investigations showed that the drive shaft coupling had come loose and sheared
bending the propshaft! As a result we are currently still stuck in Rodney Bay with Gillie & Hutch rebooking
their flights down here. We are then intending to sail 'sans engine' up to Antigua where we will get the repairs
carried out.
   Overlooking Rodney Bay from the top of Pigeon Island