Repairs

The finite story of the engine 2

The finite story of the engine 2

After I was able to fix the acute problems of the engine in the BVIs, we set off for the Dominican Republic in good spirits. It is our longest and most beautiful passage so far. Once there, the engine reports back after a short time and screams for attention. I reach my limits and reluctantly agree to get a mechanic on board.

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The finite story of the engine 1

The finite story of the engine 1

We are struggling with persistent engine problems. In retrospect, it has to be said, actually ever since we set out with Mabul in September 2022. Only we hadn’t really noticed it yet and I kept fighting symptoms but never found the causes. In this and the following blog, the failures, misfortunes and breakdowns of the engine will take us through our journey from St. Maarten to the BVIs to the south of the Dominican Republic.

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Submerged job

Submerged job

When we bought Mabul a few months ago, we knew of some damage and problems, some we had already fixed, but one major repair was still pending….the propeller had to be taken off – under water.

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Leaks, breakdowns and hoisted sails

Leaks, breakdowns and hoisted sails

Set sail, sail into the great outdoors, and in the evening watch the sunset with a gin and tonic in hand while grilling the fish we caught ourselves over the fire. This is how I had imagined our sailing sabbatical, at least almost. However, the first three weeks on the boat had other things in store for us.

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