Friday, April 3, 2009

So close, yet so far away from "paradise"!

We have been unexpectedly delayed from continuing on to the Bahamas by engine complications. Upon routinely checking the oil, we have discovered seawater in it. Not a good thing. Brad replaced the muffler, but the problem wasn't resolved. He has had to drain and flush the oil countless times to prevent salt damage. The source of contamination is a complete mystery and we can't get a diesel mechanic to come until Monday. You can imagine the frustration involved with this dilemma. In the meantime, we are working very hard at "keeping our chins up" and making the best of the situation. The wind is howling again today, but is expected to die off tomorrow.


  1. Glad you discovered that before getting underway. Diesel mechanic mojo sent. :-)

  2. Sorry to hear about the motor problem. Hope it's not to bad. Sorry I haven't logged much feed back. I have been tracking you folks fairly regularly. Sounds like you have encountered a host of experiences. I will stay in touch more frequently. Good luck and safe sailing.

  3. Thanks, Alec, for hooking me up with World Trip. Ian, how are you doing? I'm enjoying the videos and slideshows. Happy Sailing....SOON!!

    Ronald Davis