As planned we stayed in Plymouth for the day doing a number
of chores and other boring jobs. The weather has been horrible all
day. The only time it stopped drizzling was when it rained! There’s
been a strong southerly wind all day, so at least we haven’t been missing
any good sailing.
Alan collected his new credit card from the bank which has
been chasing him around the country for the last month. The engineer came
to look at the engine, heard it start, took one look at the engine, and said
there was nothing wrong with it and that he had never seen an engine in such good
condition (we need to thank the previous owners for this). Alan was
worrying about nothing and the engineer re-assured us the small amount of black
smoke was fine. The oily water that appeared to be coming from our exhaust
outlet is just ever present in Sutton Harbour Marina!
We did our first provisioning trip without a car. Next
time we will be better prepared and take the big shopping bags and the wheelie
Alan finally succeeded in putting the Hydrovane rudder back
on but only after he had attacked the end of the shaft with a file to make it
fit (this was the advice given by Hydrovane). It wasn’t an easy
task and the rudder certainly won’t come off in a hurry. The next
time it does come off, it’s getting a coat of antifouling so it can stay
Weather permitting tomorrow we’ll be heading for
Fowey, otherwise it could be the River Yelm.
Sorry there are no photos today. Unless you like
looking at drizzle there was nothing that was photo worthy!