Motoring (Limping) to Refuge at Placencia

The boat was running on the starboard engine only. The port engine did not start – we discovered later that the started motor had self-destructed in a spectacular and violent and convincing way. This starter was never going to turn again. It was a hard short from battery to ground and the relay was reallyContinue reading “Motoring (Limping) to Refuge at Placencia”

Sailing the Yucatan Channel

We have arrived back on the boat, mid.December.2022 and finished the refit. Andreas, a local sailor, helped me immensely. We fixed the three diesel engines, the four heads, raised the sails, extended the electrical system (including multiple ammeters). (Why do we need multiple ammeters? We have six sources of energy to change the batteries, andContinue reading “Sailing the Yucatan Channel”