04:15.30N 073:19.08E running north Friday 13th March AM
Tempting fate yesterday, I started the paperwork to leave the Maldives
without having a functional boat. When I got back from Male', I found Rizza
and an electrician had been toiling away to get things sorted out now their
equivalent of Christmas was over. In the nick of time too, with another
Friday around the corner.
The root cause of the alternator failures turned out to be a dodgy
electronic battery switch. Naturally no replacement for it was to be had in
the Maldives but they cobbled some more old-fashioned switchgear together
and by late evening we were away.
The plan now is to call into Uligamu but just for some top-up fuel. There
will be no boats to convoy with as they all left days ago but I'm expecting
to catch up with them in Salalah.