37:19.43N 23:08.83E Porto Kheli

Ariel of Hamble
Jim and Valerie SHURVELL
Mon 14 Sep 2015 13:02

 Porto Kheli


10th September, 2015.


Tricia, Clive, Brian and Miri had emailed to say they were going to be in Poros and would be waiting for us.  We launched and instead of staying in the harbour we left for Porto Kheli with Jim putting up the genoa as we went along so we had one sail in case of problems.  We motored all the way as the wind was on the bow.  The main had to wait until we were anchored in Porto Kheli harbour.


A beautiful afternoon with a swim before setting about putting up the main.  Job done we cooked the fresh beef burgers we bought at the butchers the night before.  They were tasty and went down well with mushrooms and new potatoes and a glass of red wine.


We have discovered a water leak from the hot water tank when the water pump switch is on.  We pumped out ten buckets of water.  The Quick system is encased in a stainless steel case and the water is leaking out of the rivets when the pump is on.  Nothing we can do but to order a new one once we are in Poros.  Being late Friday night when we arrive the suppliers will be closed Saturday and Sunday so we are without hot water until the parts can be ordered on Monday and be delivered from Athens at the earliest Monday afternoon.   These items all have marine on them and charge three times the cost but we can’t do without hot water for washing up or showers so it is a necessary

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