We’re finishing our second day here. Ordered caulk for the leaks, did lots of internet work, and going to the Lazy Turtle for pizza for dinner. Also, Lara has begun her PADI certification work. I ordered caulk from Grenada; it arrives tomorrow afternoon, so Thursday, we will attack the leaks in full force. At least they are all above waterline, so far!! They make for a mess but don’t endanger the boat. We’re getting more organized each day and look forward to downwind sailing after the trip here, which really isn’t as bad as many of the crossings we’ve made earlier.
4 Responses to Second Day in Carriacou
Caulk like your life depends on it, ‘cuz it does! I’ve never been in a boat with leaks and I’ve been in lots of ’em. This is worrisome and I know I’m not the only one thinking it!
We’ll caulk like our dry clothes depends on it, but this isn’t a death and dying leak. It was maybe 1.5 gallons in 24 hours, most likely through the holes where the bow pulpit bolts in and where the chain plates pass through the deck. Looks like someone skimped on marine sealant when they put them in. More irritation than anything, but yes, a dry boat is key to a comfortable and safe journey. We’re working on it. Glad the rest of the trip is mostly downwind.
I saw you on my compyter and I saw your frends on the compyter too.and saw where you are saling home to see grammie .Love and kisis Amy.
Thank you Amy for your sweet reply. As my only granddaughter, you are special to me. I hope you can continue to follow our trip back to Pohnpei. Love you. Grandpa.