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A picture a day for seven days

April 16, 2015

First day

Here is a picture taken from our trip south yesterday. Not another tropical paradise picture but it does tell a story.

During the night we ran into another one of those squalls. Prior to that we hab been sailing with an WSW wind of about 5 knots moving at 2.5-3 knots. Painfully slow but we were getting there. The squall came with its customary wind shift and increase to 15 knots. Mild in comparison to other gusts we have seen but it did mean a change of sail. Took the drifter down and the next moment the wind was gone.

OK we started the engine but 5 minutes later the alternator light came on. Damn. Oops double damn after checking the belt.

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Ypu broken. G
Switch off the engine and start dismantling the alternator bracket to put a new belt on. Open sea, fairly calm but one bolt was giving a problem. Chris, onboard Silver Girl was motoring close by and launched his dinghy and came over. In the end new belt mounted and on we went having to motor the remaining 15 miles to Gan.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 16, 2015 10:49

    Nothing like a good belt at the end of the day!
    Fred

  2. Anne Boldt permalink
    April 16, 2015 12:29

    All of these ISSUES make me nervous 4 U.
    Love, Annie B.

  3. Sue Donaldson permalink
    April 16, 2015 13:08

    Looks like those belts I sent arrived just in time!

  4. Judi permalink
    April 17, 2015 18:27

    A friend in nEeD is a friend InDeEd

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