Belated Update

I completely lost track of doing the blog!
Quick update – missed the ARC due to persistent engine issues, caused by shorts in the wiring. Four dead shorts resulted in lots of melted wiring.
I had to park Frank in Camarinas, NW Spain, November through January, so that I could go take care of business, once I decided that ARC was not achievable.
I returned late January to more burned out wiring – the engine had been running with the starter motor on, due to another short. Fortunately, only the (brand new) starter motor was burned out, not the boat. Even better, I had brought with me a new wiring loom.
Anyway, I departed Camarinas Feb 5 2015, stopped briefly in Porto Santos off Madeira on 12th to retrieve the halyard, and landed St Croix, USVI, sunrise on March 8th 2015.

Updates to come.


2 thoughts on “Belated Update

  1. We saw that you’d missed the ARC and wondered if the trip had been aborted – Glad to see you made it across and curious to hear more about the sail over.
    Best wishes from Ed & Sue Bowness (Sadler 34 “Locomotion” – met you in Portsmouth)

    • Thanks! I have a stack of photos and videos to edit. I am so glad that I did the trip, which was quite straightforward. The Sadler 34 is such a versatile design that is at home anywhere. I shall post updates when I have caught up with myself (including some sleep).

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