Waiting in Colon
09: 22.065 N
079: 57.051 W
Hello and welcome to the Rumpelteazer web diary!
Well here we all are – Robert and his motley crew of
Andy, Pippa and Max – having arrived from
We are now on board Rumpelteazer in the Shelter
Marina - on the west side of the entrance to the
We have been visited by the Panama Canal’s Ad Measurer and have received our Ship Identification Number to transit the Canal. We were getting ready for departure, hopefully on Sunday 10th.
And then things went a bit wrong ……
We had thought that we had needed some minor
refurbishments to our port engine before we could set off, requiring we get
lifted out and replace the seals on the sail drive. Unfortunately the engineer discovered
that the shaft and bearings were badly worn. Solution – new shaft, bearing race and
bearing housings. Problem – they
need to be sent from the
In summary, we are here, and getting ready, but
frustratingly we have several days yet before we can set
In summary, we are here, and getting ready, but frustratingly we have several days yet before we can set off.