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Oh oh…

The new leak proof, lifetime guarantee, drip-less seal on the propeller shaft is – er – leaking…..

Not so much that Enterprise would sink – but enough that I don’t want to sail to South America with this worry.

On top of which the generator capacitor is having an argument with the inverter /charger – don’t worry its a boaty thing. It was great to get help from Steve on Aztec Dream – who helped to diagnose the generator fault and lent me his only spare capacitor… it was good to be able to return the capacitor to Steve later when I got 2 extra ones in Trinidad. The cruising community are always willing to help it makes life so much easier to be able to tap in to the wealth of experience that fellow boaters can offer.

There is no choice but a sail back to Trinidad and a lift out for repairs – all of which must be done before the Nereids Rally departs on 5 September.

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