18:19,11N 64:37,01W - The Bight - Norman Island - BVI
Tatt av vinden
Wed 12 Mar 2014 23:24
The night was moonshine most of it, and almost no wind. The sea was almost flat, I never experienced anything like that in the Caribbean.
Just out of St. Maarten the over heating alarm went off on the motor. I guessed the reason was the heavy fouling "Tatt av vinden" had acquired after five weeks in Simpson bay lagoona in St. Maarten. Too little cooling water as the result. Consequently I jumped in and went under the boat. I was not able to locate the intake, even if I thought I knew were it was. It took almost half an hour to find it. But after cleaning it we had no further problems. I did a quick cleaning of the propeller also. Still we were set back at least two knots! Tomorrow we shall do some serious work under water!
Today a sundowner on the beach is all we go for.
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