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Date: 10 Oct 2013 01:55:13
Title: Why is it so quite?

Sorry for not keeping you updated but now it is simply to much going on and we seem to be in good company.
Boats that have made it so far are starting to show signs that they need a real overhaul.
As you know we have been working on the windlass for a couple of days. And with the assistance of Dag, our DP we finally got two drawings.
If you consider buying a winch lass, forget Lewmar, their support is none. The guys that obviously helped us out are from Hallberg Rassy.
Anyway, after getting a distance made by "Troubles in Paradise" Ellinor and I fitted it all together yesterday and that was a JOB! And the winch-lass works now. We have not tried to pull an anchor yet...
At the same time the outboard gave up. So we got a lot of help from Stormvogel, who towed me back to the boat and then ended up helping us dissemble the electric motor etc. Poor Peter, his white skirt looked like he had been in a cole mine when he left!
Olof from Miss My helped to drive me back and forth to fix with parts...

So as soon I had time we had to get the outboard up and take that carburetor apart and clean it up.
So we celebrated last night with some nice Pizza and Beer at Aquarium Café.
Came back to the boat, started the generator and after 30 minutes it overheated!
Great!
Today I took the impeller pump apart and yes the impeller had lost 2 wings... now we had to find them...
I admire engineers, but not for the impeller construction. It sort of explains itself that if the impeller looses some parts they will be pumped into the system and clog it!
Well I told you the story before on how it is to change impeller inside the white box...
So when we cleaned the system and another 5 hours of my life has been spent on dirty engine work, we started the generator and it cooled alright but there is a hole in the exhaust elbow now! So all the fumes go inside the engine room....

Other than that?
Well Andreas is at Felice right now and having fun with Birk, a Norwegian boy in the same age.
Erika is having school on board


The temperature is around 35 degrees centigrade, and humid....
There will be some weather outburst any moment...

Well from Tonga we have only seen the moorings, and some of the town.
Hopefully we will see more soon

Drawings that helped us understand the problem:

Attachment: 2000 windlass.pdf
Description: Adobe PDF document

Attachment: gearbox 2000.pdf
Description: Adobe PDF document


This is how we try to communicate with Dag to explain problems

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Holes in the exhaust elbos, inside the red ring

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