Chasamba – Travels Across The Seas

Mr Grumpy Rises From the Dead!

Really I have to stop calling our engine names. Or start calling it Mr Lovely, or Ms Nice-to-Hear. After about a week of working getting all the bits fastened on and finding out which wire should go where, we finally…

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Yes!!!

Mr Grumpy has been reborn as Mr Misunderstood-Trying My Best Under The Circumstances. We really need to apologize to our engine, and I will explain why. But the important thing is- it is working, sounds good and is sitting in…

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Waiting for piston rings…

  As you can see, Mr Grumpy, soon to be reborn as Mr Nice Guy, is on shore! We took the cockpit sole out and hauled the engine up with the boom and tackle, it really wasn’t too hard. Then…

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Taking the Engine to Bits…

The gear is out! After a lot of pulling and pushing. Now it needs cleaning and painting, then it can wait to go back in.

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No Luck, Still in Puerto, But a Change in Plans…

The wind hasn’t changed, still easterly and still quite strong, so we are still sitting here. Oren has finally gotten fed up of waiting, and has decided to take the engine apart and take it bit by bit to be…

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Next Try….

The weather looks good on Tuesday, with a northerly wind according to grib files; grib files are not always accurate, particularly for wind strength, and often underestimate, which is what happened on our last try to get out of Puerto.…

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Out, and Back Again….

On Sunday we went to the traditional lunch buffet at the Abanico Yacht Club ( or Yatch Club as it says on their sign!) and with stomachs full of the things you can’t get at sea, like roast pork, fresh…

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Getting Ready To Go…

This is just a little piece of what was stuck on the bottom of Chasamba. Sponges, soft corals, barnacles and seaweed made a haven for shrimps, little crabs and seaworms, as well as things I have no idea what they…

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Back In Paradise….

  After a long, long journey through Jordan, Thailand, Hong Kong and Manila, we are finally back on Chasamba. We are just as glad to see her as she is to see us, and although she can’t actually speak her…

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Back Soon!

We are on our way back! Update soon….

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