Tuesday 22nd May
Well yet again our best plans have been thwarted.
I have enclosed a few pics for the Technos amongst our Blog visitors .
Firstly the Impeller which caused so much grief on our first day out ..
It looks fine but the metal bush was turning inside the rubber impellor part ..
In my experience they usually just disintegrate.
Secondly the Fuel filters .. The left one looks as though it was
fitted by a chimp .!
Finally the GPS .. The Furrono upgrade that Sue brought out didn’t
work, and neither did the one that Mike brought with him . In the end Furruno
sent an Engineer from Athens
who managed to download his own software and now it seems fine .. We even have
the AIS working . (a little electronic gadget that shows the position and speed
of any big boats in our vicinity ..) Wonderful ..
Now we are just waiting for the Sea Ice Engineer to come and sort the
generator for the 3rd time .. !! We have been promised for today,
so fingers crossed ..
We are now fully fuelled and watered .. and I hope we may get
victualed tomorrow and set off on Thursday .. Hans ( our former Skipper) may
well be leaving at about the same time as us , so our plan is to do the first 2
or 3 hundred miles in tandem ..
Wed 23rd May
Good News …
Generator behaving well, and the GPS is all ok now … So all
being well we hope to start our epic journey tomorrow .. Thursday …..
WISH US LUCK ..