09 The Demolition Derby continues
Mon 20 Jun 2016 21:29
We have less than 300 miles to go but it will be a race to get there before the boat falls apart!
Last night while gybing the rod kicker fell off. It was a controlled gybe and I had only checked the shackle that evening. What could possibly have gone wrong? The casting at the bottom of the kicker had failed..... I cannot begin to imagine how that could have happened. We hardly use the main, never stress it and check out everything regularly.
The fresh water pump blew a fuse when the calorifier split, then another yesterday and one just now....no idea what is wrong but that is a priority!
Times like this it is a struggle not to give up... It seems that at every turn another thing goes wrong. I can only assume that somehow I an doing something wrong. I think I have a maintenance and checking process, I consult professionals on a regular basis and I replace parts as needed.....but still more breaks.
Feeling very tired, I have hardly slept the last two nights. The night before last we had wind at 35 knots!
Hopefully today will be better....sunrise is beautiful
Love Alasdair and Gill
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