Lakka, N end of Nisos Paxos 39:14.3N 20:07.9E
Sue & Alan
Tue 25 Sep 2012 17:02
On a sailing yacht, no sooner is one outstanding job put to bed..................... then another makes it's self known! Our windlass foot-switch buttons are almost shot! During the build, DYL said "Our buttons are more reliable than a hand-remote will be", Three years on we're not so sure because just three years is a poor life expectancy for the buttons and reflects badly on the Lewmar product. Up until now Lewmar have free-issued replacement items, although sadly no longer willing to. Not only that, even offering us 40% discount, replacement buttons (because they no longer make the ones we have) at £90 each are nearly 10 times more costly than buttons made by Lofrans or Quick. Hence I will need to do a little more investigation on the internet before choosing what to fit next.
Visited by Neil, who has his family including three young girls, on their s/y Infinity. As they entered today they recognised our AIS transmission. I did a long range communications training course with Neil at YachtCom 2 years ago.
Sue's had 2 x swims today. It has been quite hot this afternoon, over 30ºC for most of the afternoon and almost clear skies.
Tomorrow we will probably move a little further north so that we are nearer towards our destination for Sue's short transfer to Corfu airport for her flight home on Saturday. Can't do too much for a good woman.
Night night Sophie, Freya, Seth and the little one soon to make an entrance! xxxxx