Departure as planned – but returned for repairs….

I did leave on Friday and had a rough sail south to Klintehavn, south of Möns klint. The wind started as SE, but turned to E and increased to 12-13 m/s, which meant a bumpy ride 11 hours….  I had to secure the rig (I was planning to take the mast down in Germany, so I hade not secured it before leaving) and found the toilet flooding on the way.

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In port the next day, I found I had missed the siphoning vent in the toilet installation, which led to the floooding. However, when working on this, I saw that the toilet tank was leaking! It had been welded for another leak, but now I had the same problem again. When preparing breakfast, The cooker did not work well. I had tried it ealier, but now it failed. I spent a few hours trying to fix it, including mounting 2 new spare burners, but this did not help.

So, I had no cooker, no toilet and the family was meeting me in two days in Germany (12 hours+ away) for a 6 weeks trip on the European canals. No ideal situation. Aborting was the only realistic option. I asked the family to cancel the Germany trip and set sail back to Lomma for repairs on Sunday (~10 m/s SW – headwind for Germany, but good wind to sail back)

2 responses to “Departure as planned – but returned for repairs….

  1. Sorry to hear about your start. But now things can only be better 🙂

  2. Otroligt oturlig start. Bra att du fått rätt på toa och kök sedan och båten kommer söderut

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